Fintan Kerr is 28-years-old and originally from Macclesfield, England. But moved to Barcelona almost six years ago, to experience a new and better way of life. After arriving in beautiful Barcelona, Fintan had to look for jobs to support himself. He took on a job of a Sales Manager for Sellbytel. After work, he would wander down to the local wine shop where I was living in the Born, Bodega Maestrazgo, and try a different wine, read a book and have a light dinner. Soon, his evening would be the best part of his day.
Jose, the owner of Bodega Maestrazgo, quickly took an interest in explaining the wines to Fintan and introduced him to the subtle differences in soil, climate, and vinification that influence the style and taste of the wines I was drinking. Fintan was intrigued. He invited some friends down to the Bodega a few weeks later, and Jose gave us a Spanish wine tasting, ranging from Cava to whites, rose wines and a couple of big, bold reds to finish. It was a success. And a few months later, he quit my job at Sellbytel, and flew to London and took the WSET level 3 course.
Fintan had finally found his calling, and ever since then, he has been working as Wine Cuentista, “Wine story-teller” in Spanish. He organises high-quality tastings and events in a little tasting room next to Bodega Maestrazgo. Fintan also has a blog, that he works on regularly, about all things in the wine industry. He starting a Youtube channel with tasting videos soon (maybe in March 2017).
Fintan is currently in his second semester of the WSET Diploma and intends to go on and become a Master of Wine (the first and only Wine Master residing in Barcelona and only the second in Spain). He adores exploring and sharing the world of wine and if you live in Barcelona. Anyone can either attend weekly wine tastings on an almost weekly basis through Maestrazgo Wine Club or book a private tasting if you have a group of 5 or more persons. I’m always happy to hear from fellow wine lovers so feel free to get in touch anytime.
Fintan has found his passion for exploring and sharing the world of wine with others. If you’re ever around Barcelona stop by and say hello or join him for a tasting (they are hosted on an almost weekly basis through Maestrazgo Wine Club or book a private tasting with a large group).
Watch or Listen to our Interview with Fintan below!