Russ Kempton

With over 35 years in the alcoholic beverage industry, Russ Kempton mastered sales, marketing and management; which lead him to his company, Speaking of Grapes and Grains LLC, 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 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, seminars to hands on training, Russ is considered to be a distilled spirits Ambassador at Large throughout the United States. Russ lives in Frisco, Texas with his wife, Sue, and their Springer Spaniel, Eloise.