Several years ago my husband and I made a trip to Napa Valley with two of our good friends and were introduced to the Finkelstein family, owners of Judd’s Hill Winery. At the time they were located up on beautiful Howell Mountain. We had a lovely tasting and visit with the owners, Art and Bunny. We met Judd, their son and assistant winemaker at the time, and his lovely new bride Holly.
They told us…
By Guest Contributor Kirsten Fox, Headmistress, Fox School of Wine
I have to level with you, before I researched wine glass shapes, I thought the whole thing was just a great marketing ploy. After my research… I can say that there is actually logic behind the concept. To check out the subject, I went to the web, Wikipedia, Riedel wine glass company, a five-star hotel and a bunch of wine-geek sites (light research at…
Occupation: Executive Director, Rhone Rangers
Description: Responsible for overall direction and activities of this non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of american-grown rhone wines.
Residence: Albion & Palo Alto, CA
Number of Years that You’ve Been Working in this Field: 10
first (wine) job: Executive Director, Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association.
How You Got to Where You are Today: I am passionate about wine and food. After a twenty year career in high tech…
Faces in Wine: Sue Straight ‘The Wine Wench’ to Judge at International Women’s Wine Competition in November
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,…