Find new bottles, regions, and ways to think about them here at Wayward Wine.

Since 2010, every Monday (usually), Wayward Wine highlights great wineries, distilleries, and breweries with tour recaps and drinks reviews.

I am a WSET Level 4 Diploma candidate. Over the last six years, as Fine Wine Specialist for a distributor, I have proudly sold to the best wine boutiques and restaurants in Oregon. My wine mania began while excavating in Italy in 2002.  After five seasons of archaeology, a semester in Rome, and a Master’s degree; wine became more tasty than dirt. With 2008’s recession, I had no choice. I left academia to swim the fermenting sea.

For over three years, I sold, studied, and made a few (vaguely palatable) wines while also Store Manager of a boutique shop in Upstate New York.  I received the Level 3 Advanced Certification with Distinction from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust, after previously passing their Intermediate Certification with Merit. In 2012-2013, I traveled to thirteen countries in seven months, visiting Europe’s great vineyards, breweries, and distilleries (start reading about it, here).

None of this would be possible without the research, web support, and content contributions of my Operations Manager: who holds WSET Level 3 Advanced Certification with Merit and loves all things wine, beer, and booze (especially Champagne).

Questions? Comments? Samples for review? Contact: waywardwine@gmail.com


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With Distinction




1 Response to ABOUT

  1. I really enjoy reading your fantastic blog. I hope you get a chance to check out my food blog soon. Best wishes. Emma.

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