Passing the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

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

Elegance, Success, and Tears at Table 65

"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

Wine Friends, Wine Frenemies.

 "The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling."   ~ Fabienne Fredrickson, Founder of Boldheart Fact:  Multiple people can feel passion for the same things. Fact: The wine world has been very warm, and welcoming to me. Fact:  Throwing shade at someone will always keep you from shining your own light. A … Continue reading Wine Friends, Wine Frenemies.

Hedonist: a person who believes that the pursuit of pleasure is the most important thing in life; a pleasure-seeker.

Being from Paso Robles, being in love with wine, being ever proud of my physical and intellectual thirst of all things wine, I gifted myself today with a ridiculously priced but stunning hard cover coffee table book about the region that I know well and still call my home.  As I venture farther and farther … Continue reading Hedonist: a person who believes that the pursuit of pleasure is the most important thing in life; a pleasure-seeker.