#089 – Hospitality Meets Shane McHugh – The Restaurant Wine Buyer

What a delight I have for you this week as I delve into the world of wine with one of the best in the business, non other than Shane McHugh, Group Wine Buyer at the glorious Goodman Restaurants.

Shane is very open with his time and his stories and we get through loads including:-

  • Transport Links
  • Post pandemic positivity
  • Family ties
  • The Celtic Tiger
  • Family hospitality
  • Starting out in hotels
  • Supportive parents
  • Going to America
  • Opening rare and expensive wine
  • Passion v knowledge
  • Wine stories
  • Taking the learning from each experience
  • Getting the craic with Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Restaurant openings
  • Taking the knocks
  • Wine buying in a pandemic
  • Shane the wine supplier
  • Californian Wine

And so much more. Shane has a natural hospitality personality and his humourous storytelling is never too far away in our packed chat.