David Dienger, Owner ... A University of Calgary graduate, David started out in the liquor business in 1993 when the industry was privatized by the Alberta government. The company was called The Wine Cottage at that time. David understood that the liquor industry would not survive as a "brick and mortar" concept and made the decision in 2008 to follow the online shopping trend and developed a very successful online business to compliment the retail stores.

David's future plans for ZYN are to continue to provide excellent customer service, buy product that customers are looking for and to keep moving forward in a very unique and constantly changing business environment in Calgary. Being from Argentina, David's go to wine is Malbec!

Chris McInnis, Warehouse Manager ... Chris started out with ZYN as a driver and since has progressed to become ZYN's Warehouse Manager. ZYN's 20,000 ft² warehouse is a lot to manage, however, with Chris's dedication to providing top notch customer service and his strong commitment to accuracy, ZYN is able to supply many of Calgary's best restaurants, bars and golf courses with first class service. When not at ZYN, you can find Chris hiking the Rockies or travelling abroad.

Brynne Carmichael, Manager E-commerce Logistics ... Brynne has been with the ZYN team since 2014. She is a true prairie girl moving from Saskatoon to Calgary, with a background in restaurants. Brynne handles everything to do with online orders and enjoys watching the trends in the industry evolve. She is always excited to try new restaurants in town, but also enjoys cooking at home sipping a New York Sour.

Alvis Ly, Accountant ... A born and raised Calgarian, Alvis is a University of Calgary graduate with a Bachelors of Commerce as well as a Major in Accounting. Alvis started at ZYN in 2017 as a bookkeeper. By taking on more accounting and administrative responsibilities over time, he is now in charge of anything that has to do with numbers and money. Believe it or not, his beverage of choice is a Shirley Temple.

Mario Nobrega, Retail Manager ZYN Bankers Hall ... Mario has been a big part of the ZYN retail team at Bankers Hall for the past 6 years. Prior to that, Mario spent over 30+ years in the hospitality industry, travelling to Badrutt's Palace in St. Moritz as well as taking wine courses at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley to gain knowledge and experience. Mario is a customer service person and it shows on a daily basis at ZYN. Mario's advice to customers is ... don't over think it, drink it!

Gaston Langlois, Sales Associate Inglewood ... Gaston hails from Sherbrooke, Quebec however, in 1975 he made the move out west and has been in the service industry ever since. Food and wine are his passions and he prides himself on providing the best experience for his customers possible. Gaston finds it extremely rewarding when people enjoy themselves when talking about wine and when they come back to ZYN for his advice. In his spare time, Gaston volunteers for the Calgary Stampede and is a proud grandfather.

Glyn McKinnon, Sales Associate ZYN Inglewood ... Glynn recently came onboard at ZYN Inglewood. Although his background is as a Chef, his passion is fine wine and whiskey. Glynn has travelled through a few of Europe's wine regions including Bordeaux and Alsace as well as having visited 4 of the 6 whisky distilling regions of Scotland. Glynn's whisky suggestion to one and all is the Balvenie 21 Year Old Port Wood Finish Whisky.

McKinley Kosiancic, Retail Manager ZYN on 9th ... McKinley has a passion and dedication for the wine, beer and spirits industry and takes care of ZYN's 9th Avenue Inglewood location. With the craft beer craze exploding in Calgary, McKinley is always on the look out for up and coming breweries, in order to give his customers the selection they deserve. When he's not in the shop, you can find McKinley enjoying music in many of the venues in and around town.

Kata Pejkovic, Sales Associate ZYN Inglewood/Bankers Hall ... Kata arrived in Calgary a mere 5 months ago from Perth, Australia. Being from Down Under, Kata has a love for Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand having lived there for 7 years. She survived her first winter in Canada and is looking forward to summer!