Name: Heidi L. Stine
Occupation: Executive Director for TAPAS (Tempranillo Advocates, Producers and Amigos Society – a nonprofit trade association) and Social Media Consultant, Society of Wine Educators with more than 70 member wineries.
Description: Wine education; nonprofit management and marketing; event planning, management and logistics; social media
Residence: Scottsdale, AZ
Number of years that you’ve been working in this field: 5
First job: Food server (first job ever)
How you got to where you are today: Started out volunteering for wine-related organizations, and a lot of hard work
That Ah-Ha Moment: Meeting Greg and Earl Jones in the summer of 2006. I met Greg Jones at a conference in Napa when he was discussing the effects of climate change on grapevine phenology. I met Earl and Hilda Jones about a month later when I was on a tour of the Umpqua Valley with a group of wine educators, and found out that someone was successfully growing Tempranillo in the United States. It was a summer of discovery.
Last Book Read: World Without Ice by Henry Pollack
Craving For: The opportunity to spend about six months in Spain and Argentina to explore wine regions and learn the Spanish language
Who do you get advice from on buying wine? Friends and business contacts, and my own research and travels
Things you still want to do: Travel to all the wine regions I haven’t been able to get to yet
Person You Admire Who You Would Most Like to Have Dinner With: Delia Viader (Viader winery in Napa Valley)