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”
"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.
The best part about being a wine-geek is [without a doubt] the ongoing set of new things you discover, taste, experience, and learn about on the journey to full-blown wine nerd. I've lately become a huge fan of the history in Washington and the juicy, impressive wines the region is producing. And, who's with me … Continue reading Southbound to Austin, TX
How about a little humble pie for Sunday morning brunch, say you? I've just had a hot, steaming pile of it friends, and trust me - it's not tasty. The gap of passionately drinking, sharing and loving ALL things of the wine world versus becoming a student of wine in order to think and drink … Continue reading What I’ve learned so far. Or rather, not learned.