Event Designer + Data Analyst + Audio Blogger
I use wine as a platform for connecting with wine lovers, enthusiasts, novices, nerds, travelers, etc.
Through my events, classes, and social media adventures, I help people develop skills to explore their own tastes in wine.
I post photos and tweet to tell stories from my wine adventures
I design and host tasting events for wine retailers and restaurants
Wine vs Beer
I analyze pairing insight from my signature Wine vs Beer event format
I record live interviews with people who are shaping the Southeast wine industry
What I have in my heart is brought out by the wine. ~Albanian Proverb
Your Wine Concierge, Inventor of the Wine vs Beer Dinner Format
Based in Atlanta but global at heart, I'm an exercise physiologist by day and a wine enthusiast...all the time. Mentored by a South African winemaker, I've managed a winery in Virginia, biked to wineries in Mendoza, explored tasting rooms in Napa and Sonoma, studied Pinot Noir in Willamette Valley, coordinated tasting events in Georgia, designed multi-course wine pairing dinners in the Shenandoah Valley, sold small-batch wines to big retailers in Washington D.C. ...and now I'm sharing joy of all things wine through A Cork in the Road's tastings, classes, and Wine vs Beer adventures.
To highlight the people who are shaping the Southeast wine industry, I've started an audio series called Live with A Cork in the Road
I have met so many incredible people through wine, so I created a way to shine a light on those who are inspiring me and truly setting the bar in the industry.
This series of interview chats goes behind the wine so you can meet the distributors, retailers, educators, beverage managers, etc. who are shaping the Southeast wine market.
Passion in Progress with Javier Mercedes
We talk about my passion for wine, how I came up with the concept for my Wine vs Beer Dinner format, and he even puts me in the hot seat to pair wine with dishes on the fly...
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