The truth is there is no one way with wine.
My journey has and continues to lean to experiential learning driven by curiosity and context. This means face-to-face time with winemakers, wine families, wine exporters, wine consortiums and wine import agents….attendance at global wine events, on trade buying missions, and more. I’ve also been influenced by many luminaries, past and present, who’ve contributed their knowledge and inspiration through literature (that’s a future blog post).
The over 100 thousand wine enthusiasts I’ve met, face-to-face, to this point in my career in fine wine retail and hospitality, whether they’re consumers, clients or any of the people mentioned above, have shaped my knowledge and understanding.
My wife and many of our friends enjoy wine, wine country, wine culture and cuisine. They’re curious and they want a story. Lucky me.
This is my way with wine.