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.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Drink and stay sober

You know what the trouble is with studying wine? You never feel that you know enough. Even with more studying I feel like there is so much I don't know. Maybe it's a good thing because it'll never get boring and who is the ultimate expert anyway? It's like art.

Crystals in the bottle? White wine, after it's chilled/iced is potassium bitartrate. Drink it and don't worry.

Shift drink - at the end of the dinner shift the closing people usually get one. New job, no shift drinks. Changing room - in NYC there is a lack of space at most restaurants. At my last job I changed in the basement with at least 2 other people each day. Mixed company, get used to it. Treat it like the surfers do on the beach, under the wrapped towel, etc.. I think we're on camera too. Makes me miss the luxury of the Vegas hotels, helps-hall and locker rooms. I heard from a Napa friend, they are expecting to pick fruit Sept. 1. My job - it's going well. Training, testing and studying. Working for a training wage, but things should get better this coming week. Can't I just say "this wine rocks" or "I love this wine" in order to sell it... ?

I tasted some good wine in Colorado, and while I was looking at pictures of German vinyards (snow, mountains, rivers) I thought why isn't there a larger production in the river valleys of the Rockies?

My friend Piper turned me onto a fellow blogger and their hints to staying sober while drinking as much vodka as possible.


  • At 9:10 PM, Blogger Scott said…

    I vill splash zee pot venever zee fuck I wish mike.

    -teddy kgb


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