Head of BuyingTri-Vin Imports – New York, USA
Jusden received invaluable wine-pairing/tasting techniques from appointed Master Sommeliersin Michelin Star restaurants and 5-star luxury hotels while touring Europe with Lenny Kravitz.Jusden has over 13 years of experience in the wine industry encompassing buying, sourcing,winemaking, and marketing.Jusden is currently the Head of Buying for Tri-Vin Imports out of New York. The company is oneof the largest and fastest growing family-owned national importers and distributors of wine andspirits in the USA. He is also the founder and sales director of his own wine logistics companyThe Wine Handlers. Recently, Jusden held a position with Coles Liquor Group in MelbourneAustralia. Jusden was in charge of sourcing and managing all international wines for fourbanners that encompass over 900 stores. Previous roles include managing and developing theExclusive/Private Label wine portfolio, Bordeaux, sake, and vermouth categories for Bevmo!corporate. Additionally, Jusden was the assistant winemaker for El Sol Winery in LivermoreValley CA for 4+ years supported with various Oenology courses at UC Davis.Jusden is WSET Level III Advanced in wine and a Certified Sake Professional. He was the leadon the Coles Quality Tasting Panel and also was part of the Bevmo! Wine Tasting Panel. Jusdenis a professional wine judge and has regularly participated in major competitions throughoutthe USA, France and Australia.Jusden resides in Washington State with his wife, and two daughters. In his free time, hecollects/plays vintage drums from the 1920’s, enjoys mountain biking, and contemplates whento open bottles from his Bordeaux wine collection.