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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 hospitality professionals, and wine nerds (my people) & share education on all things wine via my personal brand: "The Certified Wino"


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27 Bottles: Zuccardi Serie A Torrontes

While all the posts in the 27 bottles series are glorified trips down memory lane, this entry feels particularly nostalgic. In my youth...

27 Bottles: Dr. Loosen Riesling

I think an Aaliyah song said it best: age ain't nothing but a number. BUT age means a little something-something when it comes to wine....

Burgers & Blues

Some folks like to get away on a holiday from the neighborhood.... others like to keep it chill and find a new beverage to pair with...

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...


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...

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