Nick Demos, native of Western North Carolina, has been immersed in wine culture since an early age. His grandfather opened the very first wine shop in downtown Asheville, NC just after prohibition.
Following in his grandfather's footsteps, Nick became the general manager of a family owned wine shop in 2006. After two years in retail, Nick made the move to the wholesale side of the trade, where he has remained. Nick is presently serving as a Wine Specialist and Educator for Tryon Distributing in Western North Carolina.
In July of 2016, Mr Demos passed the ever challenging Advanced Sommelier exam through the Court of Master Sommeliers. He is currently pursuing his studies as a candidate for the Master Sommelier diploma. Nick has also earned the designation of Certified Wine Educator. This is the highest honor awarded by the Society of Wine Educators.
Nick has a natural inclination for hospitality, as well as food and wine pairings. Most of all, Nick truly enjoys sharing the knowledge and passion he has found through his experience, travel and accomplishments in the wine trade. Nick believes wine is a classic enjoyment, an art form of place and one of the world's oldest explorations.