ABOUT

My professional life has certainly taken me through many different twists and turns.  I was born and raised in Chicago, but always had dreams of moving out West.  I graduated with a degree in Journalism and went on to work for a couple large brand research and consulting companies.  After nearly a decade of working in corporate America, I switched gears and have been doing marketing and PR for a well-known British furniture designer at his West Hollywood studio.  Fortunately my diverse background has allowed me to write for newspapers, contribute to blogs, write detailed client proposals and executive level reports, and author press releases and correspondence with major magazines worldwide – all while keeping a personal journal to chronicle my life’s crazy adventures.

While I’ve enjoyed my professional career immensely, my main goal moving forward is to create more balance in my life and focus on the passions nearest and dearest to my heart…writing, travel, spending time in nature, and wine.  While I don’t claim to be a famed wine critic like Robert Parker nor can I always decipher the slightest nuances of grass, smoke, black pepper or fresh strawberry without a moment of hesitation, I’ve continually built my palate over the nearly 20 years I’ve been drinking wine, and recognize the process of studying and exploring wine as a life long journey.

Wine Related Credentials:
* JWE – Junior Wine Executive

16 responses to “ABOUT

  1. I stumbled across your blog by accident. I see we enjoy many of the same wines and a love for the central coast in general. I love your blog

  2. It was nice to meet you and share wine thoughts at Foxen today! I hope you had a great afternoon and will stay in touch.
    Mike McLaughlin

  3. I too stumbled upon this blog. Happy accidents! My discovery came from a Tweet about VML. We actually found them back in November by meeting Virginia at dinner the night before.
    Can’t wait to read more. My wife and I just returned from our first trip and while we’re newbies we are ardent in learning more and sampling more! Keep up the nice work.

  4. I hear you attended a private party at Foxen recently…….got some scoop?
    JCS

  5. Love your Blog Site! Thanks for your sharing Santa Maria Valley Wines with your followers!

  6. Greetings from The Conspirator and thank you for the kind words about Cloak & Dagger. It was a pleasure to pout for you – thanks for tasting!

  7. Top notch site, appreciate your focus and style. Along with our Winemaker Scott Hawley, we would love to have you come out to our vineyard on Peachy Canyon rd., try some of our wines, and see the progress of our winery at Law Estate Wines.

    • Thank you so much! I would love to come out to your winery during my next trip to Paso. I’m planning to be up there again in late June or early July & will send you a message before I come. Thank you again & can’t wait to try Law Estate Wines…

  8. Have you planned your trip to Paso yet? We’d still love to have to come and visit Law Estate Wines next time you come to the area. Send me an email and we’ll make it happen.

  9. Let us know when you’d like to cross paths with The Farm Winery.

  10. I love your blog! I don’t know to much about wine but I feel I can live vicariously through your experience and maybe learn a thing or two!
    thanks for the blog! :)

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