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At 6’6, TJ Harstine is already a giant in the Canadian wine industry, and his passion for finding hidden unicorns in far off lands across the world is captured on his popular YouTube and Instagram channels, The Modest Somm.


TJ is quickly becoming a key influencer in the wine industry as his social channels continue to grow. Next step: a pilot series unlike anything we've ever seen in wine...Stay tuned! If you love wine, then you'll want to follow this rising star. Instagram @tjharstine & YouTube: The Modest Somm


If he hasn’t gotten your attention by the time he’s walked into a room, then just wait until he starts talking wine and champagne. The soft-spoken 32-year-old Court of Master Sommelier member brings extensive knowledge and charisma to his work, delivering the essence of wine into a unique visual story on every bottle. Younger wine aficionado’s hoping to expand their education love him; seasoned connoisseurs still trying to capture lighting in a bottle (red or white) want more of him.

We believe in TJ and he believes in us. The Kydder Group is pleased to be working with TJ to expand his virtual presence across the world. He is available for private, virtual wine tastings, webinars, and media interviews. To feature your wine or company on The Modest Somm, or to book TJ for a private tasting or interview, please contact Michael Kydd.

TJ is located in Vancouver, British Columbia where he works with world-class wine & spirits provider, Dream Wines Corporation.


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