Jeremy has always been drawn to the Colorado mountains. The feeling he gets when he is in the mountains is invigorating and inspiring. He enjoys playing outside on his snowboard and mountain bike. He even spent an entire summer biking across Europe. He grew up back and forth between Woodland Park, Colorado and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and went to college at the University of Wisconsin, but knew he would eventually make his home in Colorado.
At 14 years old, Jeremy was shucking oysters behind a bar and loving everything about the restaurant business. From then on he began adding to his resume as a valet, busser, server, and bartender. In college he was a bartender at a wine bar and his interest and knowledge of wine began to grow.
Jeremy has unique study practices, his wine learning is best enhanced through the study of people, place, culture, and food. He moved to Vail to be a ski bum and while working at the Wild Flower Restaurant, two sommeliers took Jeremy under their wings and began to teach him all he needed and wanted to know about wine. In 2003,Jeremy moved to Nantucket Island and for six years was properly trained at the Topper’s at the Wauwinet Inn a Relais & Chateaux property.
Upon moving back to Vail, Jeremy’s true home, he worked at Zach’s Cabin on Beaver Creek Mountain until he joined the Sweet Basil and Mountain Standard family in 2015.