The Wine Geek Food Freak Story
Award winning Chef, Sommelier, Writer, Wine Maker, T.V. Host, and self-described "Party on Feet", Patrick Laguens was born in New Orleans Louisiana. Patrick first cut his teeth in the local restaurant scene before apprenticing in Naples Italy with Master Chef Antonio Race where he began his life long love affair with wine. Mr. Laguens then owned several of his own restaurants, wine bars, boutique wine shops and even produced his own line of designer wines in Sonoma County. Patrick was named "Wine Educator of the Year" in Colorado's northern Front Range for three years in a row, he has published over 50 articles on wine and food, written countless restaurant wine lists and food menus, conducted hundreds of wine and food pairing seminars, and has seven Wine Spectator "Awards of Excellence". He also has a Master's Degree in Philosophy and two great kids; Jupiter and Justus!
"Every culture on the planet celebrates the significant events of their lives around the table. I get to take part in these events every day. I bassically celebrate for a living" - Patrick Laguens