The 1977 Warre’s Vintage Port…That’s what did it for me. Up until that night in 2002, I enjoyed wine. I even appreciated it at some level. But that birth year Vintage Port showed me the sheer pleasure, amazement and joy that a special bottle could elicit.
Since then, I have travelled to many wine regions, including Bordeaux, Champagne, Burgundy, the Rhone, Piedmont, Tuscany, Sicily, Margaret River, and Wachau. I have met with producers to get a sense of what makes their wines special. In addition to learning through travel, I have completed WSET Diploma and been published in The World of Fine Wine.
I currently work in training and organizational development and maintain a very strong connection to wine through Adventure in Wine and with regular contributions to www.thewinenerds.ca.
I have a MA in History and International Relations and am fluent in German. I have worked as an apprentice chef, a manager of a large agricultural business and sat on the board of two not-for profit organizations.
When not cooking, teaching, or training, I am visiting the wine regions of the world on my favourite mode of transport: my Cannondale.