Mordecia Blue-Briggans – Owner/General Manager

Mordecia is the owner of Wine World & Spirits as well as the General Manager. He has a long and successful history of working in the Wine and Spirits industry as well as other areas of retail management. He brings energy and  hilarity to every day at Wine World & Spirits, and is always quick with a joke as well as the perfect wine, beer, or spirits recommendation. With a passion for both people and business, Mordecia is a natural leader who is always looking for an opportunity to both teach and learn. You can usually find him out on the floor greeting customers or knee-deep in the next big Wine World & Spirits project.

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Kate Flaming – Assistant Manager

After working at Wine World & Spirits as the Project Manager, Kate became the Assistant Manager and now handles General Operations as well as Human Resources. She’s enjoyed planning and coordinating the Champagne Extravaganza, Washington Wine Extravaganza (winner of the 2015 Washington Wine Award for Best Event Featuring Washington State Wine), and private wine tastings and social events. Contact Kate about reserving our gorgeous event spaces for your next company get-together, birthday, or social engagement!

Her favorite things about Wine World & Spirits are the amazing and knowledgeable staff members and the loyal customers (oh, and the tastings!). Kate’s also a craft cocktail fanatic. Come talk bitters with her…

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Thomas McGinn – Front End Manager

Thomas joins our management team from a part-time position with Wine World & Spirits. He was a chef for the better part of 15 years as well as a food service director for music festivals, making him the go-to source for pairing suggestions. His favorite parts of working at Wine World & Spirits are the small, close, group of coworkers and our emphasis on local products. Also, he’s a bit of a beer nerd. Come pick his brain about his favorite local breweries and tasting rooms!

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