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Opus One

Opus One staircase to cellars

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Opus One

Opus One Entrance, Napa Valley

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Opus One

Standing in Opus One’s curved cellar

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Leonetti & Figgins Winery: Walla Walla, Washington

Winemaker Chris Figgins, Leonetti & Figgins Winery, Walla Walla, Washington

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Fidelitas

The tasting room, Fidelitas, Red Mountain.

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Fidelitas

Winemaker Charlie Hoppes of Fidelitas Winery, at Fidelitas tasting room in Red Mountain AVA, Washington.

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Benovia

More Pinot Noir Grapes by clonal type.

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Benovia

Pinot Noir Grapes by clonal type, from Benovia Winery, Russian River, Sonoma, California.

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Grapes in Sonoma, California

Grapes with some noble rot beginning (botrytis).

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Grapes in Sonoma, California

Sunburned grapes in Sonoma, California.

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Lynmar Estate, Russian River – Sonoma, California

The cheese and charcuterie plate at Lynmar Estate Winery.

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Lynmar Estate, Russian River – Sonoma, California

Our host, Michael, telling us about the Lynmar wines.

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Lynmar Estate, Russian River – Sonoma, California

The gorgeous flower and herb garden off the patio at Lynmar Estate Winery.

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Lynmar Estate, Russian River – Sonoma, California

The vineyards of Lynmar Estate Winery.

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Lynmar Estate, Russian River – Sonoma, California

The caves at Lynmar Estate Winery where we enjoyed barrel tastings.

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Atlas Peak

The caves at Antica

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Atlas Peak

Visiting Antica with friend Laura

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Atlas Peak

The tasting and nibbles at Antica

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Atlas Peak

Views from Atlas Peak: Antica Winery – Napa Valley

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Vineyards at Chappellet Winery, Napa Valley

Wines tasted at Chappellet Winery

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ASA Class

Wines enjoyed one late night after class, American Sommelier Association, New York City.

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Mezcal

I don’t drink spirits often, but this is a really good Mezcal!

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Wine at Balzac

Really good wine enjoyed at Balthazar, New York City.

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Young Grapes

Spring time in Napa Valley

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Volker Eisele – Napa Valley, CA

The vineyards at Volker Eisele Family Estate Winery

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Volker Eisele – Napa Valley, CA

The old barn, converted into a lovely tasting room at Volker Eisele Family Estate Winery

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Vineyards at Chappellet Winery, Napa Valley

Vineyards at Chappellet Winery, Napa Valley

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Sonoma Coast

Vines & Ocean near the Sonoma Coast, California

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Sonoma Coast

Vines & Ocean near the Sonoma Coast, California

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Boston Harbor Distillery

A beautiful distillery owned by friends who rehabbed the building. Check it out if you’re in Boston!

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New York City

This is the building I lived in while studying wine in New York City

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Vines in the Veraison Stage

The grapes are getting sweet, ripening and turning color

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Vines in Amador County, California

Vines in Amador County, California

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Spring Mountain Winery – Napa Valley

Vista at Spring Mountain Winery

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Spring Mountain Winery – Napa Valley

Vista at Spring Mountain Winery

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Crossing from Eastern Washington into Western Washington via Snoqualmie Pass

This is where the landscape goes from desert to lush Evergreen trees

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The Landscape in Eastern Washington

This is  where most grapes from WA are grown

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Me and Lise Chat Ste Michelle

A concert, with wine of course, at Chat. Ste. Michelle, Woodinville, Washington  

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Vindicated Event: Le Meridian Hotel – Atlanta, Georgia

Course: How To Wine Taste Like The Pro’s! (June 15, 2016)

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Wines from Vindicated Event: Bellevue, Washington

Course: How To Wine Taste Like The Pro’s! (June 9, 2016)

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Vindicated Date Night Event: Valley Country Club – Aurora, Colorado

Course: Old World/New World Wines (May 5, 2016)

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Vindicated Event: San Jose, California

Course: Around the World With Cabernet Sauvignon (April 21, 2016)

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Vindicated Event: The Capital Grille – Seattle, Washington

Course: Entertaining Clients, How to Confidently Order A Quality Bottle of Wine (March 24, 2016)

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Vindicated Event: Jackson, Mississippi

Course: Entertaining Clients, How to Confidently Order A Quality Bottle of Wine (March 4, 2016)

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Wines from Vindicated Date Night Event: Valley Country Club – Aurora, Colorado

Course: Entertaining Clients: How to Confidently Order A Quality Bottle of Wine (February 25, 2016)

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Vindicated Event: The Heathman Hotel

Course: Entertaining Clients, How to Confidently Order a Quality Bottle of Wine (January 21, 2016)

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Johnny’s: Calistoga, California

The cheese plate at Johnny’s

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Johnny’s: Calistoga, California

Enjoying a bottle of wine at Johnny’s in Calistoga, California

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Barawine

Wine bar in Harlem where I worked as a Sommelier.

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Me and Tony

A selfie of hubby and me!

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Vindicated Event: Paramus, New Jersey

Course: Entertaining Clients, How to Confidently Order a Quality Bottle of Wine (December 2, 2015)

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Somm Con Rioja

Rioja Wines tasted at SommCon in San Diego (November 2015)

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SommCon Burgundy Tasting

Wine Seminar at SommCon

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SommCon Bordeaux Tasting

SommCon Bordeaux Wine Tasting

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Somm Con Rioja

SommCon Chardonnay tasting

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Dale’s Joke Wine

This was given to me by a friend at a dinner party as a joke. Yuk!

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Jaxon

The first day we brought Jaxon home!

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Jaxon

Jaxon lounging!

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Vindicated Event: King of Prussia – Pennsylvania

Course: Old World/New World Wines (August 11, 2015)

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Vindicated Event: Melville – New York (Long Island)

Course: Old World/New World Wines (August 12, 2015)

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Vindicated Event: Paramus, New Jersey

Course: Old World/New World Wines (August 10, 2015)

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NY Central Park Frozen

Central Park with a partially frozen lake, 2013.

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Me and Mari

Another concert at Chat. Ste. Michelle, Woodinville, Washington.

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NY Apt View

The view from our apartment, 51st and 2nd, Manhattan.

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The Girls in NY

The New York Skyline, summer 2013, when my besties came to visit!

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NY 2013 St Paddy’s Day

St. Paddy’s day in New York City.

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NY 2013 St Paddy’s Day

The St. Paddy’s Day parade down 5th Avenue, New York City.

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New Year’s Eve 2013

Having fun New Year’s Eve with my besties!