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
"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
"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.
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.