Nick Shaw

Nick is originally from Iowa and comes from a family history of farming & agriculture – of course, this meant he had to study literature & political science at a liberal arts college as an act of teenage rebellion. After a misguided attempt at a career in academia, Nick fell into the restaurant business, working almost every position back-of-house and front-of-house. His first real exposure to wine was at the (sadly departed) Minnesota outpost of Hodges Bend, where he eventually found his way into beverage direction & management. A brief stint in wine retail – coupled with an abundance of free time during the onset of Covid – helped solidify a voracious appetite for responsibly made natural wine as a way to connect his academic passions with his agricultural roots.


Aside from his epicurean career, he spends his days bouldering, running, collecting records, and enjoying the simple pleasures of life with his dearest friends & chosen family.