I started out like most, Chardonnay for white and Merlot for Red. Over time and a lot of tastings I found that I enjoy a number of varietals. Currently, I’m very much into Northern Rhone Syrahs, German Spatlese Rieslings, Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernets and Spainish Albarinos. Next month, I’m sure I’ll have a new list of favorites.

I am a Certified Specialist of Wine through the Society of Wine Educators. My tasting group, meets once a month and focuses on wines of quality and value. I attend many tastings and events each month, where I get to keep learning about the world of wine, build my palate, discover new producers.