Former music-industry executive Jay Boberg fell in love with wine while studying at UCLA. After a career helping bands like R.E.M. and the Go-Go's achieve fame, he made his passion for wine a full-time job by co-founding Nicolas-Jay in Oregon's Willamette Valley with Burgundy winemaker Jean-Nicolas Méo. He shares tales of his transition from the Police to Pinot Noir with Wine Spectator senior editor Tim Fish.
From the Aug 31, 2021, issue