Alright, here's the dirt. . .
I'm doing this so my friends and family can follow my ridiculous stories. Stories that usually stem from drinking too much wine and eating copious amounts of delicious food. This was how I was raised and why I can value fresh herbs, decanted Cabernet, and the sense of family brought about by a dinner table.
By no means am I a world class chef, nor a wine expert; but, I have an insatiable craving for both. I learned to cook from my mother, who was one of six children. She taught me to abide by one basic rule: USE FRESH HERBS! This rule has been abused since day one and I quickly discovered that this one simple guideline adds another dimension to cooking. To me, there is nothing more relaxing than putting on some blues music, drinking a glass of wine, and prepping a meal for friends, family, or a significant other.
My wine knowledge has grown some roots in the past year. I made the decision to get back in the food and beverage industry with aspirations to secure myself somewhere in the wine business. I've worked in a retail store with a knowledgable boss, taken a CSW (Certified Specialist of Wine) class, and am currently working in a four-star hotel as a bartender.
Stay tuned for pics of some of my favorite wines from the past six months and my travels to Florence, Italy. There will no doubt be some shenanigans to share!!
When in doubt, pour yourself another glass.