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
Davphia, a Kiwi, (but we don’t hold that against her too much), began working in the hospitality industry when she was a student studying her Bachelor of Education. After graduating, Davphia worked in various middle management roles for a national hotel chain for three years, before beginning her sales career at Pernod Ricard New Zealand in 2004. Six years later, she moved on to work at EuroVintage for two years, while also working at a friend’s suburban cocktail bar during the weekends. In 2011 Davphia moved to Perth to follow her now husband, and worked at Mezzanine (Casama Group) for two years, before joining the Incantina team in late 2014. Davphia re-joined the team in late 2017 after a ‘gap year’ of her own (maternity leave) and continues to enjoy the intricacies of working for a family owned business.
Phone: 0472 841 864