North Bend, WAUSA
Hometown: Warren OH
July 31, 2013
I enjoy wine because it connects me with the earth. You can make great wine from great grapes, but never great wine from bad grapes. I also enjoy wine because it connects me with people. Fantastic grape juice is only the beginning. There are so many variable on the way to your glass, that it truly is an art. I worked as a wine steward, but I am absolutely not stuffy about wine. My hero in the industry was Justin Meyer, the founder of Silver Oak. A great and humble man who loved people and loved to laugh, he would tell the nervous wine steward who asked him if he wanted to sniff the cork, "Friend, you keep the cork...and let me drink the wine! Don't pour a bit in my glass man! Fill it up!" And that was coming from the winemaker who created one of the greatest Cabernets on the planet!
5 to 6
New to the area after spending 20 years in Europe.