Elbert Hatley

The Wine Guy

Elbert Hatley
As the owner of The Wine Guide, a wine consultation company, Mr. Hatley has had an interesting journey into the wine industry. His first experience with wine began in 1996 while traveling through Italy's legendary Tuscan wine growing region. Shortly thereafter, in 1997, Mr. Hatley began importation and distribution for a Northern Italian winery, quickly acquiring numerous notable accounts throughout the Chicagoland area. By 2000, Mr. Hatley recognized the growing interest in wine across many socio-economic lines and created The Wine Guide with the intent of educating and elevating consumer interest in wine, bridging the gap between the wine novice and the tenured wine enthusiast. The Wine Guide also provides wine and special event services to Law Firms, Bankers, Realtors and countless other industry specific entities. Website URL: http://www.the-wineguide.com