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Lucas Mader

Retail Staff

Lucas joined our retail team in the fall of 2014 after a few years working in draught system management and customer service.

A self-proclaimed beer nerd, Lucas is one of our go-to beer lovers on staff. He loves trying new wine, beer and spirits from regions around the world to see how styles change from place to place. He says working in this industry is like “history class and sightseeing, all in a glass”. He’ll expertly pour your growler fills and ask all the right questions to help you find the best styles for your taste.

In his free time, Lucas is passionate about music (he plays the drums), cooking, and enjoying the great outdoors- whether it is from the back of his motorcycle or camping in the backwoods.

Certifications: Lucas is a Certified Cicerone and BJCP Recognized Judge.

He has also been studying wine through WSET, recently completing Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 Awards in Wine.

Lucas Mader's Picks

We brought this wine in for our Rare & Fine show this past winter and it was a hit! Grosjean has been producing organic wine in the Italian Alps for nearly 5 decades, specializing in Indigenous varieties such as Fumin, Cornalin, Premetta, and Petite Arvine, as well as the not-so-local, Gamay. This wine is made from the Swiss varietal: Petite Arvine. Utilizing natural yeasts, 30% of the wine was left to ferment and mature in a mix of old and new French oak. The other 70% left in stainless. There is great freshness and vibrancy balanced nicely with a round texture. Expect a floral mix of stone fruits, honey, and a mineral finish with lasting concentration. A wine that punches above its price point! 

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