Stub is an award-winning blogger and filmmaker, television and YouTube personality, and podcast host. His work has been featured in the San Jose Mercury News and the Wall Street Journal.
Since founding CorkEnvy in 2011, Stub has put his extensive beverage and hospitality knowledge—as well as his writing, music, public speaking, and entertaining skills—to work for the wine and beverage world. Industry colleagues have referred to him as both the “Weird Al” and “Jimmy Kimmel” of wine.
Stub has diverse experience in the hospitality industry—from bartending to restaurant management to foodservice/hospitality training and consulting. His passion for wine led him to take a position as a harvest intern in 2013, not only to appease his desire to “get his hands dirty” in the industry, but also to obtain an inside perspective that would better inform his media and consulting work.
As a sought-after writer, promotional filmmaker, speaker, and on-air personality, Stub has appeared on television and presented at beverage and media conferences in both the U.S. and internationally.
From 2016 through its conclusion in 2022, Stub was was the contributing beverage expert for the Emmy Award-winning Daytime Blue Ridge on WSLS in Roanoke, VA. During that same time, he was also the “Taste Of The City” columnist for City Lifestyles Magazine.
Stub is also the co-host of the irreverent, yet informative, One Bourbon, One Chard, or One Beer podcast, in which he and his partner pair beverages with diverse music playlists in an exciting game show competition format featuring guests from the beverage, music, film, and publishing industries.
Since 2018, Stub has been a proud Brand Ambassador for Hotel Tango—the first combat-disabled, veteran-owned distillery in the United States—and is currently working to help bring the brand to UK and European markets.
Stub is a former active duty United States Marine, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government and International Politics and has a Master’s degree in Public Policy—the first being his proudest accomplishment, the two latter resulting in the most expensive pieces of art in his home office.
Stub works tirelessly to not only improve his knowledge (and his palate), but also to educate others in a way that makes the food and beverage industry fun, unpretentious, and accessible. He is serious about his craft without taking himself too seriously. Stub’s passion for the industry is driven by his passion for people and the belief that food and drink not only bring us together, but enhance the quality of time we spend with each other.