Derek J B Kranenborg, Dip WSET

Biography

Derek J B Kranenborg is a veteran of the Ontario wine scene; former buyer at the Ontario government’s liquor board (LCBO) and Director of Operations for import agency The Vine, and, arguably, Canada’s premier winery, Cave Spring Cellars. Since January of 2016, Derek operates his own agency. Derek is also a Certified WSET® Educator, offering WSET® (Wine and Spirit Education Trust, UK) courses through his affiliate company, Faculty of Wine Inc. Derek holds the WSET® Diploma and a diploma in Business Administration from the Open University in Amsterdam.

During a 20-year career in financial services in the Netherlands, Canada, Spain, Australia and the US, Derek gained valuable experience in a variety of fields through a number of roles and management positions.

It was during his time in Spain that Spanish wine became a passion. In particular, Rioja and Sherry are Derek’s area of expertise. An Official Sherry Educator (“Formador Homologado del Vino de Jerez”), Derek was the organizer of Sherryfest Toronto 2013, the province’s largest ever Sherry tasting.

All The Right Grapes works with a number of brand new and established producers in Europe (Spain, France and Germany) and California, focusing mainly on sustainable projects. Made with passion, these wines are unique and true reflections of the terroir and craft of the winemakers.

Derek J B Kranenborg, Dip WSET

Biography

Derek J B Kranenborg is a veteran of the Ontario wine scene; former buyer at the Ontario government’s liquor board (LCBO) and Director of Operations for import agency The Vine, and, arguably, Canada’s premier winery, Cave Spring Cellars. Since January of 2016, Derek operates his own agency. Derek is also a Certified WSET® Educator, offering WSET® (Wine and Spirit Education Trust, UK) courses through his affiliate company, Faculty of Wine Inc. Derek holds the WSET® Diploma and a diploma in Business Administration from the Open University in Amsterdam.

During a 20-year career in financial services in the Netherlands, Canada, Spain, Australia and the US, Derek gained valuable experience in a variety of fields through a number of roles and management positions.

It was during his time in Spain that Spanish wine became a passion. In particular, Rioja and Sherry are Derek’s area of expertise. An Official Sherry Educator (“Formador Homologado del Vino de Jerez”), Derek was the organizer of Sherryfest Toronto 2013, the province’s largest ever Sherry tasting.

All The Right Grapes works with a number of brand new and established producers in Europe (Spain, France and Germany) and California, focusing mainly on sustainable projects. Made with passion, these wines are unique and true reflections of the terroir and craft of the winemakers.