Oakley has always had a passion for wines and in 1999, after meeting sommelier Barry Skarin (who has worked as Head Sommelier for Marco Pierre White and Michael Caines) in a pub decided to join their passion for wine together and form the wine (including fine and rare wines) company Nebuchadnezzar Wines.
He is also known to be a collector of South American red-bellied piranha, stating "I wanted something unusual, and piranhas certainly make feeding time interesting".
Read more about this topic: Matt Oakley
Other articles related to "other interests, interest":
... In 1922, he accepted the invitation of the national chapter to become an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi, the national honorary band fraternity ... Later, in 1925, he was initiated as an honorary member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the national fraternity for men in music, by the fraternity's Alpha Xi chapter at the University of Illinois ...
... He is Chair of Governors at Burlington Danes Academy, director of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies and president of Evelina Children's Hospital. ...
... Wessely also has a long standing interest in how normal people react to adversity, and what, if any, responses are appropriate ...
... Jirair Hovnanian participated in a number of personal interest and philanthropic causes throughout his life ...
Famous quotes containing the word interests:
“Consider any individual at any period of his life, and you will always find him preoccupied with fresh plans to increase his comfort. Do not talk to him about the interests and rights of the human race; that little private business of his for the moment absorbs all his thoughts, and he hopes that public disturbances can be put off to some other time.”
—Alexis de Tocqueville (18051859)
“Women are taught that their main goal in life is to serve othersfirst men, and later, children. This prescription leads to enormous problems, for it is supposed to be carried out as if women did not have needs of their own, as if one could serve others without simultaneously attending to ones own interests and desires. Carried to its perfection, it produces the martyr syndrome or the smothering wife and mother.”
—Jean Baker Miller (20th century)