James Corbin - Grapevine Distributors



Bringing family made wines from around the world to the families of the Carolinas


James Corbin James Corbin Charlotte, NC

A Member of Grapevine's Family since February, 2004

After a brief stint working as a sheep herder in Zaire, James came across his first sip of wine in a café when he was 10.

It became his life.

From there, James jumped ship in Angola, and made his way to the Carolinas to start his proper career path. After working in Country Club and Restaurant Management in the Carolinas for several years, and getting a Hotel and Restaurant degree in Upstate NY, James began working for Grapevine back in 2004, and never looked back.

James received his Certified Specialist Wine title and became a Certified Sommelier a few years later and in 2011 attained his Wine Educator Certification.

Wine is his passion. When James is not working in the market, he is teaching classes or conducting tastings. When James vacations, he usually prefers to do it in wine country.

When you're not finding him drinking wine, James prefers sleeping, eating, being at the dog track or just sitting at home working on his Maserati with his dog Blue.



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Traveled To

Napa and Sonoma Valley, California

Willamette Valley, Oregon

Columbia Valley, Washington

Barossa and McLaren Vale, Australia

Burgundy, Loire and Champagne, France

Piedmont, Tuscany and Veneto, Italy

Carignena, Penedes, Priorat, Ribero del Duero, Rioja and Navarra, Spain



Industry Degrees

Certified Specialist Wine, Certified Sommelier, Wine Educator Certification






Zolo is produced at one of the most technologically advanced wineries in Argentina.

Zolo selects grapes from estate vineyards throughout different key regions of Mendoza

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