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While still a fairly new member of the Sobeys family, Ian Hunter already has loyal customers who appreciate his recommendations and advice. “He has a passion for craft beer, Scotch and a good bottle of wine,” wrote his manager, adding that Ian often brings in personal tasting notes from visits to breweries and distilleries for his colleagues. One customer will always choose a Scotch from his suggestions in the book if Ian isn’t there to guide his purchase. “I enjoy learning about the why’ beer, wine and spirits are created,” said Ian. “They tell a story and being able to pass on that information helps the customer learn as well.” Even though Ian is happy to learn more about his industry to increase sales, his proudest moment at Sobeys concerns a bottle of alcohol he didn’t sell. Seeing a customer struggling with an unwise purchase, he convinced her to put it back and instead gave her the address of a support group. “She is still going,” he said.