Napa Valley Vintners: Prestigious wineries from Napa will descend upon the beauty of Rancho Valencia Resort (Relais & Chateaux) to pour their best juice under a canopy of stars with tray passed canapés and other delicious gastro goodies.
In 1999 I bought a Cabernet Sauvignon from the grocery store from Alexander Valley. I noticed the distinct difference of the wine compared to a Napa Valley cab I had tasted earlier that week. I was instantly intrigued and wanted to better understand why.
I was then bitten by the wine bug and I am still lovingly exploring the whys.
WHAT I'M DRINKING NOW
Salwey Rosé, Baden, Germany
FAVORITE FOOD & WINE PAIRINGS
Salted caramel with Banfi Brachetto D'aqui
MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
Court of Master Sommeliers
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
Certified Sommelier, Court of Master Sommeliers
Best California Wine List, 2010, California Restaurant Association
I was given the opportunity to take over the wine program at my restaurant when I was very young. Being a buyer instantly put me in front of wines and regions I had only read about. In order to educate and inspire my staff and guests I decided to become a Sommelier through the Court of Masters in 2008. It has been a blessing and extreme pleasure to share my passion for wine and knowledge with my colleagues, guests and close friends.