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. 

We’ve changed the name of my company. Last month I received a very polite email from the owner of ‘The Second Glass’ out of New York, suggesting that I do so, since they have trademarked the name. This means that legally, no other company within the same industry in the US can use their name, or any derivative of it, no matter how different the services we offer, may be.

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

Wine educator Billie Joyce is passionate about the grape. An avid student of oenology, Ms. Joyce holds the WSET*DIPLOMA; and is now officially a student of the prestigious Institute of Masters of Wine program. After an extensive background in the food and wine industry, which included both front and back-of-the-house experience in Fine Dining and Catering, Billie moved into retail several years ago, and quickly found herself enjoying two years as Assistant Manager and Buyer at Mallory Lane Wine and Spirits in Franklin, TN followed by two years as General Manager and Buyer at J. Barleycorn Wine and Spirits in Nashville, TN.