Occupation: Director of Sales & Marketing at J. Rickards Winery, freelance wine writer, musician
Description: The Wine Wench® I’m living La Vida Bacchus and lovin’ it.
Residence: Occidental, CA
Number of years that you’ve been working in this field: 29
First job: Windsor Vineyards
How you got to where you are today: Lots of hard work, lots of wine and maintaining a sense of humor
That Ah-Ha Moment: When I was but a young wench, I smelled a Chardonnay at my first job and exclaimed “Pineapple! This wine smells like pineapple!” It’s been a sleigh ride to hell ever since. Grin.
Last Book Read: The Sookie Stackhouse Companion by Charlaine Harris
Craving For: Pinot Noir, dry Gewürztraminer, chocolate, steak, cheese, big salads, snuggling with my man, walking my dogs, reading good books and more…
Who do you get advice from on buying wine? My wino buddies
Things you still want to do: Visit New Orleans, Tuscany, Greece and Alsace. I want to finish my book. I also want to have a wine-related TV show.
Person You Admire Who You Would Most Like to Have Dinner With: Anthony Bourdain, or, if he was still alive, Mark Twain
The International Women’s Wine Competition will be held in Napa on November 1 & 2nd. This year a new award will be given for the Best Woman Winemaker in addition to other traditional wine category awards. The competition’s panel of judges is all women giving a different perspective on wine that appeals to women. For more details go to http://www.vwm-online.com/wine_competitions/international_womens/index.asp