While not originally from Texas (I grew up in Williamsburg, VA and St. Louis, MO, with a 10-year career stint in Washington, DC), I consider myself a Texan now after living here 20 years.
I spent five years, representing the Texas wine industry through my PR work with the Texas Department of Agriculture and have been so fortunate to meet many growers and winemakers and taste their terrific wines. I mean, what a great job!
I also work with Whole Foods Market, helping promote its terrific wine program, which is very supportive of regional wines.
I have been involved with the DrinkLocalWine.com Conference since its start — Texas hosted this inaugural gathering of wine writers in 2009.
Most recently, I completed the Introduction to Sommelier Course offered by the Court of Master Sommeliers. I am currently studying to take the Certified Specialist of Wine exam.
While I love wine, I also am crazy about working out and spreading the word on living a healthy lifestyle. I am on the board of ACTIVE Life.
Thanks for joining me on this journey of wine, food and working out. Cheers!