The Certified Wino

Wine. Hospitality. Food.

In an industry filled with so many passionate, talented professionals, it is a shame that we don't celebrate their stories more often. For me, their journey is far more interesting than the places they end up. Join me as I showcase an array of inspiring entrepreneurs, chefs, restaurant owners, and wine nerds (my people) & share my own passion for all things wine via "The Certified Wino". And maybe, just maybe, you'll understand what it means to be a hospitality professional!

Cheers~

 

The Controversy of NA Wines

Let's get into the controversial topic of Non-Alcoholic beverages. I know, cue the groans and gasps of disbelief. The topic of this...

Wake Up & Smell the Roses!

You know that awkward moment when you're at a wine tasting & suddenly you start to reminisce about that bouquet of roses you let die last...

Sweet as Molasses: A wine taboo

I don't know about you, but I've always had a sweet tooth. Friends & family will attest to that. From my obsession with chocolate to...

The Women of Wine

"I didn't realize there were women winemakers." I honestly was flabbergasted when a client made that confession to me years ago. I myself...

A little Heartbreak with Pinot Noir

If you're like me and enjoy a love-hate relationship with Valentine's Day, then this post will provide you the perfect reading material...

Saké to Me!

Step-up your take-out game with a fermented beverage poised to see a huge surge in popularity this year: Sake!

Not All Bubbles Go To Champagne

In last year's post about all things bubbly, we took a look into the region of Champagne & why not all sparkling wine can be called...

The Value of Mentorship

Sometimes when I'm writing, I feel as if I'm tapping into some greater power. As if the messages I pull are coming from an otherworldly...

The Glass & The Turkey

Thanksgiving is an interesting holiday for me. I often wish to skip right over it and go right into celebrating Christmas (yes, I'm that...

#IndustryTalks with Lyle Railsback

What has inspired your winemaking journey---the greatest hits or highlights you just can't not talk about? LYLE: I feel blessed to have...

Introducing EBONY by CAMELLIAS ORGANICS!

Branding has become such a huge thing in 2021------from social media influencers endorsing a brand to a philanthropist throwing their...

The Art of Racing in the Rain

Successfully pairing wine & food together is not just a super power that some people possess, rather, some of us just know how to access...

Catching Nostalgia with Calcu's Carmenere

There have been quite a few bottles over the years that have really put wine into perspective for me. The way in which a grape chooses...

Greetings from Napa Valley

Before I even delve into this wine, can we talk about the label of the bottle? It is so cleverly designed and screams 50's...

Some Bubbles for your Thoughts?

POP! There is nothing more glorious than the sound of popping sparkling wine bottles. Except for drinking it, of course! It is imperative...

Now Your Holidays Look Like Ours.

The holidays have looked very different this year. Many people are unable to travel to see their families & vice-versa out of concern for...

Sisters-in-Wine

We see stories that seem impossible play out so often through various forms of media, whether it be books or movies, that the lines of...

Ringing in the Holidays with "Green Avenue"

That time of the year when your heart starts to feel all warm & bubbly inside, scents of pine waft through the air and the weather wraps...

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