General Manager – Incantina
James started out in the hospitality industry at an early age, originally behind the scenes doing accounting and payroll for a well known Perth bar. 19 years down the track and James has gained vast experience in all areas of hospitality from venue management, retail, as well as wholesaling and importing. James’ passion for fine wine was developed over a period of 8 years managing Perth’s premier wine store ‘Steves Fine Wine’ in Nedlands, where he developed a love of European wines, particularly white Burgundy, and Australia’s ‘alternate’ varietals.
James has also written and co-written a number of award winning wine lists, with recognition by both the Australian Hotels Association & Gourmet Traveler. With outstanding knowledge of both food and wine matching, as well as sourcing wines, James is able to tailor wine lists to individual restaurants needs.
Phone: 0403 603 250
Marketing & Admin
Alyce started working with In Cantina in 2013 after various roles in the wine industry and is considered the ‘The Girl Who Knows Everything’ (take that Jon Snow!) around the office.
After a gap-year in Europe, Alyce returned home with a passion for wine and event management. Completing her studies back in Australia, she gained experience with the Wine Industry Association of Western Australia before starting her career at Frankland River’s Ferngrove Wine. This experience established a love for the wine industry and in particular Great Southern wines. These days Alyce is the friendly voice you hear over the phone and balances a mix of marketing, assisting the sales team & co-ordinating the wine deliveries.
Mick is our resident marketing and sales guru. His extensive experience in both the retail and wholesale aspects of the industry has been developed through being in the wine trade since 1991. This all came about after developing a passion for fine Bordeaux and Burgundy (thanks to a kind relative with an exquisite cellar!).
He says “With a bent for fine boned, cool climate wines, the Castelli range is right up my alley and just quietly, it doesn’t hurt that the wines are damned good value too! I can’t wait to see the upcoming reserve wines from these guys.”
Phone: 0416 932 218
Daniel Lodge joined the team early in 2018, after a long and varied career in the wine industry. As well as several years working in wine wholesale in Tasmania, Daniel has considerable experience in fine wine retail, and venue management through his time running one of Perth’s top winery cellar doors.
Phone: 0472 841 864