Having travelled as a professional tennis chair umpire for 12 years, Anja Clarke made a huge career leap and set up California Wine after realising that the wine selection in Denmark was very limited, often very pricey, and had a heavy focus on European wines. “I’ve lived in California for 15 years, and my family and I would often drive to Central Coast to visit the many small vineyards there. Having been exposed to so many amazing different wines over the years, I wanted to see some of that back in Denmark, and had the idea to set up a wine importing business,” says Clarke.