His business travels and frequent promotional relocations took him and his family to many locations within the United States including an 8-year residence in both Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area of California. During these years his exposure to the wine industry in California served to elevate his casual interest in wine and sparked his desire to become more educated in all aspects of the wine industry.
Over the past 30 years, he has traveled to most of the world’s most important wine producing countries including: France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Chile, New Zealand, Tasmania, Australia, Austria, Germany, Canada and hundreds of wineries within the 50 United States of America.
After his retirement from corporate employment, Mr. Smallwood was hired as a Wine Associate for Total Wine and More in Norfolk, VA for a four year term and is presently serving as a Wine Consultant for SuperValu/Farm Fresh at it’s Bennetts Creek Crossing market.
He has presented many wine tasting seminars to a wide variety of charities, philanthropic groups, private parties and currently performs customer wine tasting four days per week at his Farm Fresh store.
Richard I. Smallwood
319 Turnstone Drive
Suffolk, VA 23435
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