Teaching and Learning
When I first moved to Seattle in 1990 there were 88 wineries and now there are over 1,000 wineries, and so many vineyards and varieties. It can get confusing. That's what I am here for... helping you make sense of it all.
I have lived and worked in the wine industry for nearly 40 years in sales, distribution, wine director positions and wine judging, writing, education and events.
I love teaching about wine and its history, pairing food and wine, and touring the world with others who enjoy wine, food, culture, history, and travel.
I'm certified in the Court of Sommeliers, Wine Scholar Guild, Diploma Wine & Spirit Education Trust, Sherry Specialist and as a Bordeaux Tutor.
Let's food and wine together!
Tel: 206 229-4790
a custom class
Design a class to meet your needs. Food & wine pairing, regional foods and wine, sensory evaluation, and much more.
Join a tour
Our international food and wine tours are affordable, engaging, educational, entertaining, and enlightening!
Design your own class
Bon bons in Rueda, Spain where Verdejo wines are purposefully oxidizing.
Amy and Crasta are enjoying the La suelta de vaquillas in Spain!
Pulling the vermouth from the barrels for a tasting.
Fin fish with wines
Learn about bubbles
What is verasion
Italian food class
Design your own class or let me recommend one to you.
I can present in seminars and workshops as well as managing wine and food events, depending on your particular needs and budget.
I'll help you plan an educational seminar, food and wine class, or a formal or informal private event!