Identity in the wine industry can be a straightforward and yet muddled thing. Especially in regards to personal identity. I am a winemaker. I’m a vintner. I’m a lab tech, and a cellar rat. But really each person wears a lot of hats. I think this is true for anyone who is not in aContinue reading

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Sometimes the dishes that get thrown together simply from what you have in your fridge (sometimes trying to use things before they go bad) can be awful and other times it can become a new favorite. This recipe falls into the later category. I shouldn’t have been surprised when it became a fast favorite ofContinue reading

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The other day, I went into a new wine and cheese bar with a fun name, some bright and cheerful décor, and some decent wines. The food menu was in need of a few small dishes that were veggie heavy, but otherwise it was a smart and well done menu. Their wine list however wasContinue reading

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Sometimes necessity really is the mother of invention. Here I am using invention loosely because I’m sure this has been done before, but it’s new to me. I’m home at my folks place this morning for a dear family friend’s funeral, and with everyone headed every which way to get things done before we headContinue reading

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Yesterday we marched for the right to be present, the right to be heard! To show that we would not back down, we would not reverse or be seen as anything less than equals. We would continue to be a force to be reckoned with! We are women and men; young and old; black, white,Continue reading

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Aug 2016 A few weeks ago (just before brew fest) I followed up on a lead from a family friend, and went with dad to go and check out this small vineyard across the way from my parents, right next to the sledding hill we went to when it snowed when we were kids. It’sContinue reading

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I can’t throw things away. Well, food. I can’t throw food away. A bad bottle of wine goes right down the sink but I have a really hard time throwing food away. I mean if the leftovers are bad, it’s out. But if one part of it is good, and even if there is justContinue reading

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As it is January, let’s discuss the Wine & Grape Symposium that’s going on this week. Every year on the Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of the last full week of January, wine industry people from California, Washington, the east coast, and the rest of the world, descend on downtown Sacramento, CA. For 3 days youContinue reading

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Business Consultant, winemaker, boss, big sister, daughter, and friend. I like many others, had multiple titles and all of them show an aspect of who I am and the roles I hold. I love adventure, travel, learning, and experiencing new things. In everything I do, I work to help and improve my community. Communities of wine,Continue reading

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