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~

 

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...

The Journey

I'm at a crossroads. Two paths emerge like a fork in the road that is my career. Which path do I choose? Do I choose what is new? What is...

It's all wine & games...

This podcast series is meant to be a nerdy paradise where a rotating cast of industry friends and I come together to chat about what...

#IndustryTalks with Taylor Kastl

Chef. Businesswoman. Self-proclaimed wine nerd. Just an all around bad-ass. Taylor Kastl is literally one of my favorite human beings,...

#Industry Talks with "The Green Being"

It isn't easy being green, but Jennifer sure makes it seem that way! This talented young lady and I go back what feels like ages ago now....

#IndustryTalks with Jenny Villapando

Some professionals traverse the roadmap of their careers with many stops along the way. I was honored to have the opportunity to sit down...

Radley & Finch Chenin Blanc 2019

If Chardonnay & Chenin Blanc get into a cage match...who ya rooting for?! I often refer to chenin blanc as chardonnay's tropical cousin....

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