Pairing Wine With My Life's Adventure

REINVENTION: Quit my job in IT, sold my house and moved from Cal to NYC for sommelier classes. GETTING MY HANDS DIRTY: Moved to Napa and worked in a vineyard making wine. TRAVEL: Through France and Italy on a wine scavenger hunt. Sto cambiando la mia vita e desidero imparare circa vino. Je change ma vie et je veux me renseigner sur le vin. TRY TO GET SERIOUS: Living in New York for 4 years and working as a Sommelier. NEW GOALS: Do my own thing, find love, speak Spanish, live wine.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

California here I come

Well I'm now studying California and other places that I recognize. I'm looking forward to heading back west in just under two months. I need to make up tests for Languedoc and Italy, and I need to spend more time on Spain, but the domestic stuff has my confidence back up. I had to taste a wine in front of a group and got so damn nervous my mouth dried up. My instuctor told me I need to drink more... I see myself getting an A+.

The more I learn, the more I know I need to learn a lot more. This is going to take a while. Fear: going broke. Looking for inspiration. I'm watching Lance each morning.

Sending my resume to No. Cal wine country looking for work in September. All the jobs seem to have mid-Aug for a start date. Got a couple NO responses. A real nice no from Mark Herold. The next new job I get will not be identified on this blog so I will have the ability to speak freely about any weenies I work with. Working hard but I feel like a guy with no arms and no legs in front of a doorway.

I'm loving Prosecco these days, nice frizzante and spumante wine from the region of the same name in Italy. Cava is fun too, but more on Spain later. Also I want to compare German riesling to Alsace. Alsace is supposed to always be drier and richer than German.


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