Austin born and San Antonio raised, John’s first trip to New Orleans was filled with great food, great wine, and Bons Temps. Four years later, he found himself moving to the Crescent City itself, and four years later found himself engaged to a Kenner native, walking their two corgis down the oak-lined uptown streets. Like a good Rose Franciacorta, John takes joy in every occasion, big or small, and pairs with a surprising variety of situations. His love of wine — especially Italian — comes from 10 years in the restaurant industry, working any role from server, to line cook, to wine director. You can find him on the weekend at one of his favorite restaurants, playing basketball, singing karaoke, cooking up a storm, or playing Dungeons & Dragons (probably with a Paloma or Margarita in hand). When you meet him, ask him why he’s learning to code.