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June 2017

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40  /  the tasting panel  /  june 2017 I t has only taken Patrick Olds seven years to go from a server's assistant to General Manager of Louie's Wine Dive—one of the hottest new installations in St. Louis's restaurant-rich County Seat of Clayton, MO. Here, he takes the education of the consumer and his staff seriously and strives to take the mystery and ego out of wine by composing a diverse list in a fun and approachable way. Brian Bauer: I'm happy to be here with you today. Tell me a little about your journey in the wine industry. Patrick Olds: My parents never drank wine. My grandpa worked for local breweries, but that was the extent of beverage influence in my family. When I started as a server's assistant at the Four Seasons in St. Louis, my wine Q & A Q & A A True Hospitalitarian Brian Bauer (right), Director of Wine Education at Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits, talks with Patrick Olds (left), General Manager of Louie's Wine Dive, located in St. Louis, MO. CERTIFIED SOMMELIER PATRICK OLDS SPEAKS ABOUT THE UPS AND DOWNS OF SOMMHOOD by Brian Bauer / photo by Greg Rannells

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