John Camacho Vidal was born in Colombia, but his parents immigrated to New York when he was two years old, so he considers himself a New Yorker. John was first exposed to wine through his mother, whose career was in the wine industry. Prior to being involved in wine, John worked in financial services as a private banker. Working for IWM as a portfolio manager helped John learn a lot about wine, something that helped him develop true passion for wine. Now with more than six years at IWM, John manages the New York showroom and organizes tastings, and he is currently working towards a CSW credential so that he can better guide and share that passion with others. John lives on the Upper East Side with his girlfriend who loves fine wine as much as he does.