|J. Matt Lile, III, Wine Program Specialist
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J. Matt Lile, III is a known Wine Enthusiast. His passion for the vine began as most do, while enjoying wines with his friends, and it quickly led to his arduous study of the noble science of Oenology.
During his studies he quickly grasped the delicate symbiosis the viniculturist has with both his viticulturist and their terroir. Having taken the rare opportunity to educate himself with the world's best wines, Mr. Lile took it one step further in actually visiting the major viniculture areas of the Old World and the outstanding Oenology centers of the United States.
His love for the fruit of the vine led him to found Euro Wine Imports in 1999, as he felt everyone should have the experience of great wines without restriction and created an avenue for their importation into the United States.
In 2005, Mr. Lile advanced his passion once over when he became a proprietor of Lulav along with Chef dedicated to developing Arkansas's most intensive wine appreciation program housed in a fine dining establishment. As is evident by his personal collection of over 5,000 bottles and by the cellar his knowledge acquired for Lulav, a wine experience with the restaurant would prove to be a "once in a lifetime" experience.
Mr. Lile's formal education began at Henderson State University with a degree in Restaurant and Hotel Management, but as with all entrepreneurs he believes in life long learning and the development of young talent.