Wine and wellness. These words seem like an oxymoron. It’s really my life. As a wine professional I had to find the balance between my job, my wine studies, and being healthy. I have a job of decadence. There are days when I go from one wine event to another. It can be taxing on the body and the spirit. It took quite a bit of juggling to understand what worked for me.
Everyone is different, but for me, it means I have to workout. I have to get on my yoga mat, use my essential oils, hit the gym, sweat, take a spin class, or my new favorite - aqua boot camp. When I was in Cuba despite being busy I made it a point to move despite walking around all day. I needed that concentrated time to escape from the hustle. I can say I’ve found a balance. It means my day starts slowly by keeping my phone in another room, setting an intention, movement, a great breakfast, and then work. I’m more productive, sleep like a log, and I feel great.
I think how many times I have shared meals and a great bottle of wine with friends. Most of my family members don’t drink. My wine memories come from the communal table of friends who I consider family. I feel good when I’m with them.
The 2015 J.L. Chave Mon Coeur Côtes du Rhône reminds me of my friends and family. It’s happiness in a glass. A beauty of a wine from the incomparable J.L. Chave. An affordable Syrah and Grenache blend that will have you reaching for your decanter, Nina Simone on the speakers, and a few of your closest friends.
Wellness. It’s not all about the workout.