It is with great excitement that we welcome Peter Ryan, the newest member of the Vine & Table team. Peter joins Damian Logan as a wine buyer and brings with him a lifetime of wine knowledge. Born in Australia and raised in both the Land Down Under and Europe, Peter had the good fortune of being introduced to wine at a young age. This early exposure led to interest; by the 1980s interest had become a passion. In 1986 he traveled to Wine Country in South Australia for a week and ended up staying ten years. It was no coincidence that he lived just five minutes from Penfolds Magill Cellar Door!
He was pulled back to Sydney to write a report on a wine, beer and spirit import distribution company; what Peter found in the course of his research was so intriguing that he ended up buying the company with two partners. They sold the business nearly four years later, and not long after he was approached to interview with a winery for a sales management position, where he stayed for three years.
At that point, fate and love intervened, as Peter met his wife and ended up relocating to Indianapolis, where he has earned his reputation as a guy with a keen eye and nuanced palate. He held a management position with 21st Amendment before a four-year stint with Kahn’s Fine Wines, followed by 5 years with Kroger in Carmel.
Peter says, “Joining the team at Vine & Table seems like coming full circle and landing at home with an awesome bunch of talented people. As I always say, you don’t need an event to open a great bottle of wine, the opening of the wine is the event.”
Look for Peter next time you’re in the store!