What I love most about wine is that it makes any occasion, large or small, a celebration, merely by popping a cork. Whether you like cheap wine, expensive wine, or you aren't really sure what you like, I think that we can all agree that wine tasting is a wonderful experience that is meant to be shared.
I think it's fair to say that I am a "wine nerd". When I studied wine in college, I was fascinated by the intricacies of different grape varietals and the nuances of various wine growing regions. I loved learning about the history of wine and how it has been used in different cultures, countries and religions. As a foodie, wine pairing naturally struck a chord. Years later, I took a deeper dive into my wine education and obtained a sommelier certification through the Court of Master Sommeliers.
I try new wines every chance I get and always enjoy the classics. I love the nuances of a winemaker's style and learning about how each of them approach creating their own unique masterpieces. I love to talk about wine, taste wine, and share my passion with other people. The reason I started Santa Barbara Wine Concierge was to share my passion with others and make learning about wine fun and approachable.
I feel incredibly fortunate to live in the beautiful wine region of Santa Barbara, which I still consider a "hidden gem" when you compare it to the likes of Napa and Sonoma. I enjoy getting out to the vineyards in the valley or visiting the "Funk Zone" downtown, but often I find that I have the most fun enjoying wine at home with friends. Whether it's a formal dinner or a pajama party with the girls, I appreciate the level of privacy and the ability to create any type of experience we are in the mood for. That is what I am here to bring to you! I will work with you to design a unique, custom event, hosted in your home, rental, or venue of choice. Click "Let's Sip" to get in touch!