Excerpt from “Secrets of the Sommeliers”

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”

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.

What I’ve learned so far. Or rather, not learned.

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.

Book Review: “Cork Dork”

“The Kitchen Confidential of wine: Read this book, and you’ll never be intimidated by wine—or wine snobs—again.” ~Madeline Puckette, co-author of Wine Folly   In the world of wine, just as life in general, one cannot literally "know it all".  Wine especially, is like that.  In its entirety, wine is an infinite source of history, artistry, … Continue reading Book Review: “Cork Dork”