John Daugherty

Sales Consultant - Metro

John’s love of fine wine began in college. He was working as a clerk in a retail store and was offered a glass of 1982 Mouton-Rothschild.  That was the beginning. After exploring other industries while continuing to work part-time in that same store, he entered the wholesale business in 1999. It was a big year for him. He started a new job, got married, bought a house and his first child was born. For five years he worked in operations at small fine wine importer. This allowed him the opportunity to educate himself and taste some of the world’s finest wines. He also ran a tasting group which further enhanced his knowledge. The summer of 2005 brought him to World Class Wines. With a small, tight-knit, and well-traveled group that was extremely talented and supportive, he was able to grow as a well-rounded sales professional. 

Since 2011, he has traveled regularly to wine producing regions, earned Certified Sommelier certification from The Court of Master Sommeliers and passed with distinction Level 2 of the Wine and Spirits Education Trust program.  John continues to build strong relationships in the independent retail and restaurant market, presenting to consumer wine clubs and educating wine lovers whenever given the opportunity.

Email: jdaugherty@southernwine.com

Phone: (651) 278-5008