I love wine, wine travel, and learning about wine.  My first favorite wine was a 1996 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon.  I became fascinated with formal wine study in 2010 leading to my completion of the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Diploma in 2014.  I also hold an Introductory Sommelier Certificate from the Court of the Master Sommeliers (CMS) and a Certified Specialist of Wine certification (CSW) from the Society of Wine Educators.  I also studied with the Institute of Masters of Wine Study Programme for two years.