“Your palate is like a muscle, you need to train it with practice to be at its best.”
Back when I was living in San Francisco in the early 2000s, I started to take notice of how unique and special wine was culturally at the time. With Napa and Sonoma only an hours drive north, wine was more common in the social fabric as it was so accessible and I immersed myself as much as I could. After migrating back to NYC, I missed my easy trips to wine country so I threw myself into reading about wine and attending tastings in Manhattan to keep learning. I started a successful wine tasting group, the Hoboken Wine Group. I partnered, organized and executed successful wine tasting and wine dinners with producers and retailers. I started to make close friends in the wine business. And most importantly I have visited many of the great wine regions around the world in Europe, Africa, and the US.
Mostly self-taught, I passed my WSET Level 3 certification “With Distinction” (wine nerd speak for “honors”) and recently passed a few parts of the WSET Diploma. After the Diploma I may seek to enroll in the “Master of Wine” (MW) distinction.
About Wine Solutions
The world of wine is bigger than it has ever been and wine quality is at its highest level ever. More choices mean there is no one single solution. Just because a wine is deemed good or great it may not fit your particular tastes.
We can teach you how to use your own palate to decide what kind of wine you like. We help you find your own “Wine Solution”. We tailor wines for your consumption that fit within your desired styles or needs. With purchase consulting, we help the novice get started or the hard-core collector hunt down their latest trophy. Critics and scores are just a gauge as everyone has a different palate. Tasting notes are more important than scores, but that is not what most wine publications will tell you. In the world of wine there are many ways to solve your wine drinking dilemmas, help us find your Wine Solution. Unlike the Wine Spectator, the Wine Advocate or Vinous, after you learn from us, you won’t need us, or those silly magazines and websites. We are here to free you and embolden you, not to make you a subscription annuity for ourselves.
To send samples, please reach out to me by email here to obtain my shipping addresses, I have multiple to make it easy. I mostly review wines for my Instagram pages, as well as Delectable and for publication on my website. Should I find it a wine I can stand behind I am more than happy to feature the wine(s) in an article on my website or through my social media feeds.