We had the good fortune of connecting with Brendan Quigley and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Brendan, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk taking was not something that came easily or naturally to me as I tend to be a creature of habit. However later in my life, at around 35 years old I took some risks in my personal life and my professional life that turned out to be the best moves of my life , in both cases. Stepping out of one’s comfort zone is never easy however it truly forces you to grow, to learn and experience new ideas and perspectives. I believe that you rise to your full potential when taking risks as it activates parts of your brain that don’t get much action when you are stuck in a routine.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Quigley Fine Wines imports wines from small, family owned wineries and vineyards from all over the world. Everyone of our wines has a story and a family behind it. A family that has dedicated their lives and often several generations of their families lives to producing wines to be proud of. We don’t sell to distributors, no “middlemen” involved, all of our wines go direct to the consumer to allow these stories of the wonderful wines to be told and uncorked everytime a bottle of Quigley Fine Wines is opened.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
We would start day 1 with an early morning round of golf at Torrey Pines followed by a snorkle or Kayac adventure in the waters off La Jolla. That evening dinner would be at C-Level Restaurant. The next day would start off at one of SD’s great beaches for some relaxing , gaming , surfing or body surfing followed by late lunch at South Beach Bar in Ocean Beach for Fish tacos and a few cold San Diego craft beers. We would stop by Catalina offshore to buy some of San Diego’s best fresh fish and Siesel’s market for prime beef and finish off the night with great wines and a BBQ back at our house. The third day would be a morning hike out east in the Laguna Mountain area and a late afternoon swim in Pacific Beach. Dinner would be at Azuki Sushi in Bankers Hill. If the Padres were in town we would head down to Petco for a game that evening

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Without a doubt my wife Christina is the one who deserves this Shoutout. When I met her I was stuck in a rut both personally and professionally. Through her support and her partnership in this business I was able to achieve so much more in my life than I ever could have without her.

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