Michael has been an engaging and helpful retailer/Manager all his adult life. He has had an interesting career in retail mostly at sales and management level across Canada and the USA. Michael loves to chat with you about wine and beer kits, if you need help deciding what grape varietal you would like. He is a true champion of the grape!! Michael knows a lot about craft micro brewing of beer as well. Helping you, the customer is Michael’s biggest priority. Michael lives near the West River with his partner Becky Mowat and their beloved cat Tammy!
After retiring from teaching here on PEI, Becky joined Bev and John O’Connor at John’s in the summer of 2011. Becky has travelled afar to many countries, sampling the local wines and cuisines. Her continued passion for food and wine pairings, keeps her enthralled with craft winemaking, and blogging about interesting food and wine pairings on John’s Home Brew Store Facebook page. She loves to answer questions about craft winemaking, and about the tasting notes of the different grape varietals! Becky produces John’s monthly newsletter about our featured wines; and works on advertising and the store websites. The customer always comes first to Becky. Becky enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling to wineries, gardening, reading audiobooks and creating wine and food pairings!
Originally from London England, and a retired IT Sales Manager for HP, Dick is in his wheelhouse in our wine kit showroom filling you in on your favorite wine varietal or microbrew beer kit. As well as being a virtuoso brew master, wine aficionado, and bottling supervisor! Dick’s love of wine and music has him whistling and singing, as he works! Dick is married to Dr. Margot Rejskind, who is a music professor at UPEI, and in his spare time sings in the Forte Men’s Choir which Margot directs. They live in Brighton with their daughter Audrey.
Originally from Quispamsis N.B., Gaige Waugh is a student at UPEI studying classical singing. He has been making his way in the P.E.I. music scene, performing with the men’s choir FORTE and P.E.I’s new professional choir Luminos. A passion for spirits and cuisine drew him to the warm atmosphere at John’s Home Brew. With his experience in the bartending industry he will ensure that customers walk out with something they will be sure to enjoy.