I am a wife and mother. The joys in my life are family, friends, travel, wine, food, music and learning. I am not a wine professional but I am passionate about wine and have studied wine on my own since the 90’s. I attend wine tastings, read wine articles and blogs regularly and frequently attend wine related events. I am a former personal trainer, nutrition coach, weight loss coach and cycling instructor so I have a love for healthy living. I believe good wine and good food are part of healthy living. I have a master’s degree in history. I am a writer and researcher; I enjoy finding the hidden story. I have a true passion for music (though I have no music talent at all!) In my next life I will operate my own radio station and play my own eclectic mix of music.
Due to my active participation in the Twitter wine community I began receiving wine samples to review before having a blog; therefore, it became apparent I needed a blog. I decided to start this blog for several reasons. First, for me wine is a social experience that always offers a story to tell. I want to share my wine stories with other wine lovers so we can all celebrate how wine brings people together. Second, as a non-wine expert my passion for wine is personal. I hope to offer insight and introduce fellow wine lovers to new wine by making wine less intimidating and more accessible to all. I hope you will find my blog to be more like a conversation among friends.
I hear a song in every glass of wine. Music is so unique; there are endless styles as well as endless opinions; much like wine. In addition to food pairings and tasting notes, I use songs to help describe my perception of each wine; however, my song choices are completely subjective. Songs will be selected based on titles, lyrics, melody, rhythm, the feeling of the song, the era of the song, the criteria is limitless. I will offer an explanation for my song selections but as you read each post I encourage you to try each wine and pair it with your own song selection, then share it with me. So join me in my journey through wine, food, music and fun! Cheers!