Everything that I do is about educating, whether it’s teaching or consulting. We look at the entire world of wine – the business end, the viniculture; viticulture and how everything works – not only how it tastes or smells. 

A couple of days before Christmas, Jason, an old friend and drummer I used to work with contacted me out of the blue. It was a welcome surprise, and reminder about my previous life as a singer songwriter.  It took me down a rabbit hole of old photos and MP3 files, as I started to remember all the musical experiences I had as well as the people I had met and worked with. Many whose shoulders I stood squarely upon on this crooked path to the wine world I now work and live in. Giving up my music dream was hard, but I am very fortunate to have

As I get older, I realize more and more what my parents tell me is true; time flies! I really can’t believe how quickly this year has passed! And always, as another year comes to a close, I find myself reflecting on it, reliving and savoring my favorite moments (in addition to acknowledging what I must continue to improve on in the next year.)