Via, Veritas, Vita

The Way, The Truth, The Life

There are many muses to one’s life.  In mine wine happens to be at the forefront, but my “edges” are rounded out with food, travel, music and life. So many things to explore and learn in this amazing world!

In my very first wine experience, I did not even like the smell of wine. I loved the tanks, hoses, and barrels but plugged my nose while walking around the winery. In reality, this wine ninja was all of 5 years of age and had many years to go before falling under the allure of wine.

Flash forward a few years, I was culinary bound, learning about flavours, origins and the land and then discovered the concept of Wine pairings. My mind was blown :O! I needed to learn all I could, so I took a chance and applied at 3 wineries. I started at my first choice one on an entry level position, but I have never looked back. I grew with the winery, experiencing different aspects and later growing with the company in management in all aspects of retail and also in sales.

Though I have done schooling for other things artistic in nature, I have always circled back to wine, the siren to my career. I have my ISG (International Sommelier Guild) Diploma, WSETCertification, and I strive to learn all I can. I am also taking my WSET Diploma with a future goal in sight.

This is a place where I will share my true impressions, experiences, tastings, recipes (gluten free as I am a celiac), and thoughts not of anyone else.

In vino veritas, the quest for knowledge never ends.

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