Wine shop owner
Interview November 21, 2010
Sandeep Ghaey, owner of Vinic Wine Company in Evanston.
After six years learning the wine industry in both bottle history and sales/distribution, Sandeep opened his own wine shop in downtown Evanston, the site of our conversation. “We opened a year ago. October 23rd. The last six months at my distribution job, I was like, “I think I want to do this.” I was running back and forth – I had south suburbs to mid-state, a pretty big territory. No one ever came out with me. I had free rein. So I got to do my run in three days, and then run up here and do the paper work, start scouting locations. I would sort of go from there. It was like running two full-time jobs, and driving a ton. In September, I left my other job, then took about a month and a half to get this place open.” Continue reading