Russ Kempton

 Russ has been in the alcoholic beverage industry for over 35 years in sales, marketing and management.  He is the owner of Speaking of Grapes and Grains – a company which educates, entertains, and consults on all aspects of alcoholic beverages.  Having traveled all around the world, learning from the masters of the distillery business, and having participated in over 1800 distilled spirits and wine events, Russ offers to take you on a educational journey to share his knowledge and experiences with you.  From Scotch tastings to wine pairing dinners, from seminars to hands on training, Russ is considered to be the distilled spirits Ambassador at Large throughout the United States. Russ lives in Frisco, Texas with his wife, Sue, and their Springer Spaniel, Eloise.