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Rics Wine Market Lakeland, FL
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Ric was first introduced to wine as an assistant buyer for a specialty gourmet foods and fine wine store.  From there, the passion for fine wine took root and he has spent years traveling and visiting wineries.  To support his indulgences during this time, Ric worked as retail operational management with specialty and large retail chains throughout the Mid-west.  After thirty years, he left that position to become a VP of Operations for a successful upstart mortgage company in Indianapolis.  In 2005, Ric moved to Lakeland with his wife, Sherry, a retired pharmaceutical representative.  “Lakeland is the kind of place that makes you feel welcomed and comfortable,” says Ric. They have one daughter and son-in-law, Lindsay and Greg Compton and have been blessed with two grandsons Alex and Spencer, of whom are Ric's "best buddies."