“It’s Like Mansplaining for Race.”

I’ve spent the past year writing, talking, and engaging on the intersection of wine and race. An interview I had this past summer recently was published on Forbes.com by my colleague and friend Cathy Huyghe who I met through my work. Only a great friend could get me up to meet her early in Georgetown for coffee. It’s not that I’m not an early riser, it is just I try to avoid D.C. traffic at all costs.

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The New Normal

It’s been a hell of a time. Many of you know, or if you are new to my site, my mother passed away suddenly in late August. Needless to say I am trying to process it all and get to this new normal. The process has been more than just grief, it’s paperwork, accepting I won’t hear her force, trying to continue to do the work I am called in the world of wine and travel, and honor her legacy. I’m grateful for everyone who has reached out, grief counseling, meds, therapy, and the gift of being her daughter. 

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Rosé. Not From Provence, but Just as Delicious!

I love Provence as much as the next Francophile, but when we talk about rosé we can also look at other regions. Provençal rosé is definitely a thing here in the states. I work at a wine store and once warm weather hits we begin to get inundated with rosé. Often it's my job to let consumers know about the vast rosé's from different regions. A few of my favorite regions are Chinon (Loire Valley), Burgunday, and the Gigondas appellations. 

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Thank You!

There are no words to express what you, my dear readers, mean to me. You have stood beside me and supported me on this writing journey since 2006. This year has been busy and this space has lacked my own words because I've been burning the candle at both ends writing for other outlets. I have dreamt of this moment for years and I am appreciative although everything is happening at the same time. I'm not complaining. I'm ENJOYING as my friend Renee likes to tell me.

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