About Jim

Jim’s Story

Jim Schleckser is a Certified Sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers ,  has an Advanced certification from Wine and Spirits Education Trust and is a business person with 30 years of professional drinking experience.  He is committed helping professionals navigate wine, while keeping it fun.

He is also CEO of the Inc. CEO Project, a firm that does coaching and advisory work for CEOs of fast growth companies.

Public Speaking

Jim enjoys writing on wine as well as public speaking on the topic. 

His most popular speech for business audiences is – 

Professional Drinking or How to Avoid Embarrassment with the Wine List

As a certified Sommelier and a business person that has entertained around the world for over 30 years, Jim has learned the ins and outs of entertaining around alcohol.  He speaks on the etiquette, cocktails, what to look for in a wine list, how to order – but mostly how not to embarrass yourself in front of your customers and guests.

Jim leading a tasting on sparkling wines from around the world for a charitable event