In 2002, my main job was as a Sr. Staff Accountant. As my second job on the weekends, I was a wine host at the Olive Garden. I entered a competition they had to become one of the 24 wine ambassadors who they would send on a whirlwind tour of Italy for a week. So, I created Wineguy.org and luckily they picked me to be one of their wine ambassadors. It was so much fun being with the other wine ambassadors and team members from corporate. We learned about Italian wine, food and culture. More importantly, I learned more about myself. I still cherish those friends and memories we made. I’ll remember, for the rest of my life, the way the Italian wine and food made me feel. Since then, I love learning more and sharing more of everything about wine.
I don’t have a favorite, but usually go to Pinot Noir, Cab, ChâteauNuef-du-pape, Tawny Port or Valpolicella (if I’m lucky an Amarone). I also love Orvieto! Follow me on Delectable app to see the wines I’m tasting and curious about.
Wine makes for a great time together with friends, family and new acquaintances. Sometimes, I cannot recall the wine nuances, where the wine was from, the aromas the name or the price (especially, if I didn’t buy it). It doesn’t really matter. What matters, was how we bonded over a bottle of wine. That’s the magic of wine and what I love about it. .
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