For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated and intrigued by wine. Even before I ever tasted the first glass, the sheer variety of different wines, the regions all over the world and just how much there is to know and learn about wines was something that peaked my interest tremendously. So I set out to learn about wine, read magazines and books but it wasn’t until I started experiencing the vast plethora of different flavors and aromas that wine can produce when I really developed a passion for the product. All of this started about 20 years ago. During those last 20 years while working in different fields of business, I have always pursued wine as a very serious hobby, continued to learn about it, studied to become a sommelier and tasted a lot of different, beautiful wines. Now that I just turned 40 years old, I have decided it’s time to take my involvement with wines to the next level, integrate it into my professional career and my goal is to pursue a path to becoming a Master of Wine. There is some ways to go to reach that but I am excited about the journey.
I am generally a very sensory person. Different smells and tastes really appeal to me and I love exploring them which is why also really enjoy cooking and learning about different foods. My beautiful wife Lila really encourages these hobbies since she, as she puts it, benefits tremendously in mostly not having to worry about what’s for dinner. To me, creating a nice meal and enjoying it with a complementary bottle of wine is just a great way of creating a memorable experience, one that is hard to match.
So, what can you expect to find here on my blog? Well, I hope to be able to share my own personal sensory experiences with anyone who is interested in also diving deeper into the world of wine. Tasting notes, culinary pairings, wine theory and anything else I feel could be interesting and fun. I am fortunate in that I am now working together with a gem of a wine shop in Greensboro, North Carolina, The Pipe and Pint. Being able to help shape the wine selection, organize seminars and tastings and just generally grow the wine program are all things that I am very excited about and that will hopefully generate lots of material to write about and share.
Let me wrap up by saying that I hope you enjoy reading my posts. I don’t have a claim to perfection and what you read here will mostly be my personal opinion and experiences. Nonetheless I will always try to pursue objectivity and accuracy. Let’s see how it goes. I’d love to hear what you think.
Cheers and thanks for reading!