Full Pull® Wines, founded in 2009, offers the best boutique wines of the world to members of our mailing list, with special focus on our home, the Pacific Northwest. We were named Independent Retailer of the Year at the Washington Wine Commission's 2014 Washington State Wine Awards, and Retailer of the Year at the 2015 Awards. Our model is simple:
1. We e-mail compelling offers.
Paul Zitarelli, DipWSET, Owner and Editor-in-Chief, is a Harvard-trained applied-mathematician who gave all that up (well, mostly; it still comes in handy for counting bottles) for a wine-soaked flight of fancy. In 2009, he graduated from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington and converted the readership of his burgeoning wine blog into the initial list members for Full Pull® Wines. Zitarelli is now the lead wine writer for Seattle Magazine, and he is well along the path towards becoming a Master of Wine, having achieved the WSET Level 4 Diploma in 2015. When he's not tasting wine for business, he's usually tasting wines for pleasure (sometimes beer too), obsessing over the Seattle Sounders FC, and/or throwing something delicious into a sizzling pan.
Pat Malloy, Director of Operations, has been in the Seattle wine trade for twelve years and counting, after first surviving a stint in the local food industry. His expertise in driving business sales and development, building long-term relationships with happy customers, and cultivating an international presence in wine e-commerce, have brought enormous benefits to every organization he has touched. He looks forward to being a part of another growing business, building even more connections, and continuing to provide wine-lovers with the best boutique wines out there. Favorite pairing for Pat? A glass of wine and sleeping children. Pat and his wife Kelly live in West Seattle and have three kids.
RhiAnnon Kaspar, Member Services Manager, took a leap of faith about four years ago and moved from the medical field into the wine industry. She has since had the opportunity to work in many different facets of the trade, including Washington winery tasting rooms, wine bars, the management side of restaurants, and then selling for a small wine importing/distribution company. She looks forward to continuing her education in wine. Her joy comes from being able to share the love and wonder we all experience when it comes to wine.
Dennis Felipe, Warehouse Manager, is the creative mastermind behind organizing the vast quantities of wine moving into and out of the Full Pull warehouse. Dennis has many years of experience in the Seattle wine trade and immediately set about making our warehouse more efficient, as well as adding his unerring work ethic and friendly demeanor to our team. He is the master of the lumpia party and a secret lover of sticky wines.
Dylan Joffe, Tasting Room Associate, has spent the better half of the last decade helping nonprofits communicate better. While working the traditional 9-5, Dylan dabbled in the worlds of fine dining and nonfiction writing and discovered something very important—you can go your own way. She left the East Coast two years ago in search of a happier career path and bigger mountains. Luckily, she found both, and spends her days here at Full Pull and writing about great food and restaurants online. She lives in Capitol Hill with her sweetheart and their dog, a sweet and quirky pug-beagle mix, Beemo.