Long ago, an ancient people called the Enotri — long since lost to the march of time — lived across Greece and all the way to what is known today as Calabria, or the southern tip of Italy. They were a people who found joy in work, so the rich soil of their land produced lush vineyards. So fertile was their crop, they were labeled Enotri, or “people from the land of the vine.” They were defined through their work.
Enotri forms relationships with winemakers who carry on this spirit. Rather than being known by their marketing or how their bottle looks on a shelf, our winemakers spend their resources on the taste of their product. They have committed to sustainable, organic, and biodynamic growing practices, rooted in traditional methods that date back to when they were originally planted by Roman horticulturalists nearly 2000 years ago. Our winemakers are defined by the quality of their wine.
And we at Enotri want to be known for carrying wines that surprise with every sip, are inspirational and eye-opening. And we want to truly know our product so that we can sell it with the fervor it deserves. We define ourselves by our integrity.
How do you define yourself? Is it through your work? Your family? Your values?
So often, we discover ourselves through the smallest moments, ones that refine, purify, who we are. And in that moment, we are revealed to ourselves.
Might we be so bold as to suggest that it could all start with something as a glass of wine?
Know what you’re buying. Know your values. Know thyself.
A successful import agent, export director, and marketing manager, Tamm has developed an intimate knowledge of his winemakers and their wines. Tamm was raised in Germany, and travels between Canada and Europe, frequently discovering new wines.
Tamm is very much the profile of a wine Enthusiast. He enjoys what most describe as old world wine. The Enthusiast finds pleasure in learning a product’s origins: the roots, terroir, and especially its story — all of which are best shared with friends.
Das finds his experience as a restauranteur, food writer, restaurant reviewer frequently assisting his work with Enotri. Working as the wine columnist for the Edmonton Journal, Das encountered Tamm, and the two joined their collective experience together to form Enotri.
Das fits the bill of a Classic Connoisseur. These wine aficionados have a traditional approach — they try the famous vineyards, they know how to taste a wine, and they select clear favourites. Traditional winemaking techniques are the most attractive, and the Connoisseur collects ideal choices, shelving them so they may age to perfection.
Account Manager, Northern Alberta
Albrecht grew up with roots to the old world via her parents, who instilled the appreciation of food grown and harvested by one’s hands while respecting the soil. Her experience in sales in the wine industry, combined with visits to wineries in Italy and Spain has allowed her to expand her knowledge and share her passion with others.
Like Tamm, Albrecht is a wine Enthusiast, one who enjoys wine of every country and creed. To the Enthusiast, the taste of the wine is as interesting as its origin and terroir, and its flavour and stories are best shared with friends.
Account Manager – Calgary
Born in East Africa, David discovered the world of wine when opening a restaurant and researching various options for their wine list. Very soon the vast variety of wines and flavours to discover became a passion and fascination. Upon emigrating to Canada, David first joined a wine agency in western Canada before opening up Calgary’s first private wine store in the mid eighties, The Wine Shop. This started a successful career in wine retail that lasted 30 years. In 2011, David and his business partner opened Wine Ink on 17th Avenue. The economic downturn forced the partners to close their store in 2016.
We are very happy that David decided to join our team, bringing his wealth of experience, wine knowledge, and a very discerning palate to enotri.
Special Events & Portfolio Manager
Anne Perret was born and raised in France. Very early on, Anne discovered her keen interest in the culinary arts. After completing her baccalauréat, Anne enrolled into a 3-year program at the École de Hotelière de Paris in Culinary Arts and Hotel Management. Driven by her strong curiosity and desire to experience new things, Anne spent a total of 11 years in Germany, USA, and Canada before returning to her native France in 2016. The varied international experience further developed Anne’s natural and honest palate, enabling her to come up with recipes that are a unique combination of traditional preparations and her own interpretations based on her intuition and creativity. Anne’s approach to her cuisine can best be summed up by “nourish – inspire – engage”.
Anne loves nature and fully subscribes to the “enotri – roots matter” philosophy along with the strong sense of commitment shared by all of our wine growers to their land. From her base in France, she looks after supplier liaison, logistics, and portfolio management. In addition, Anne is in charge of enotri’s culinary events.