In the video chat below, Lance Hurtubise, CEO of the Vintage Group, a collection of restaurants based in Alberta and Prince Edward Island, chats about great wine lists and service. Wine plays a central role in both Lance’s restaurants and in his life. He’s also just launched his own line of wines.

Before we dive into this topic, tell me about your race-car driving mother.

You were very young when you started in restaurants: how old were you and what did you do?

You started Moxie’s restaurants in 1986: how did you come up with that concept?

Let’s talk about great restaurant wine lists and service: can a short list be a great one? What makes for great wine service?

How do you pick one bottle when you’re having steak and she’s having fish?

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