April seventh. Test day. Three days before my birthday in 2018, I rose early in the stillness of the morning, just before 5 a.m. in time to welcome the first light of day. The valley skies were slate grey and an iconic fog bank had begun its withdrawal over the Napa river outside my hotel … Continue reading Passing the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines
Mr. Erol Senel broadcasts one of my favorite podcasts right now, the "I Digress" podcast. I listen to new releases on Mondays and find his love for wine is a common sentiment that he and I share, but beyond that we share an affinity for the motivational. "I Digress" is focused on telling the stories … Continue reading The Math and Market of Wine . . .
Inspiration ON: BECOMING A SOMMELIER "Much like their forebears, few of today's top U.S. Sommeliers came into the restaurant business planning to do what they are currently doing. But a common factor binds them now: a passion for wine that almost defies description. Both their professional lives and their personal lives are centered around wine. … Continue reading Excerpt from “Secrets of the Sommeliers”
"Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after having an experience with you, becomes your trademark." I cannot credit those words to any particular person but I wish I knew who first said them. They are the truth of my personal ethos for success in business. … Continue reading Elegance, Success, and Tears at Table 65