Having grown up in Northwest Florida and Wyoming, then pursing an MS in Social Science Education, Charles Lawrence’s road to wine hasn’t been as direct as some. However, in 2006 he decided to pursue his passion, thus embarking on his own, continuing journey of vinous discovery. Since then, Charles has attained WSET certification, operated Vendimia Wine Bar in Hakuba Japan, worked as a wine consultant for hotels/restaurants in Japan and Thailand, spent a harvest in California’s Russian River Valley at Porter Creek Vineyards, and is now enrolled in the Bordeaux Ecole du Management Wine MBA. This is the only college that has an MBA in Wines. After nearly 12 years in Japan, Charles is off to Bangkok where he will be working with wine.