your personal wine ambassador
Having studied abroad in Paris, travelled throughout Europe, and soon thereafter moved to San Francisco, where I started out in the Food & Wine industries, fine wine has been an integral part of my lifestyle for virtually my entire adulthood. I'm passionate about pairing food and wine - from historical, cultural, and of course, flavorful perspectives. A very knowledgeable friend once exclaimed to me in a Eureka! moment, "Wow, this wine is completely different when tasted along side the meal we've paired with it! I didn't like it at all when tasting it by itself."
My wife and I have had the tremendous fortune to travel throughout many of the world's finest wine terroirs - eating and drinking our ways through smaller, perhaps off-the-beaten-track wine centers like Montalcino, Montepulciano, Montefalco, Negrar, Gigondas, Cassis, Bandol, Mendoza, Lujan de Cuyo, Waiheke, Central Otago ... and so many more. On these trips, we've enjoyed the incredible opportunity to eat, drink, and share at length local foods, recipes, and winemaking methods with luminaries like the entire family behind the ulra-biodynamic wines of Paolo Bea where we first learned of harvesting by the cycles of the moon. And later that same trip, with il Maestro del Veneto himself, the late Giuseppe Quintarelli. What a treat it was to be greeted by the charming Giuseppe - all dressed in his Sunday's finest - and his loving wife who took us into their wine cellar to taste and talk (in Italian no less!) about his extraordinary hand-crafted wines, and Il Capo's wonderful cooking.
I am thrilled to be a Wine Ambassador with the Boisset Collection! I look forward to bringing together food and wine pairings for friends and colleagues under the luxury brands within The Boisset Collection. Please browse my website to learn more about hosting a tasting, shop current wine and merchandise selections, or become a Wine Ambassador yourself. Come back often as popular wines sell out and new ones are added. I look forward to being your personal Wine Concierge and Ambassador ... Santé!