My love for wine came when I was 24 years old. I was invited to a wine festival with close friends, and it was the first time that I had ever attended. I had no clue about wine, the brands, the varietals, the origins, absolutely nothing. I just knew alcohol is good, and if I sip it fast, I would get fairly drunk! (lol) This event was different, I sipped different wines from different places and it was wonderful. The wines had good flavor, it had history, it was pleasurable, it triggered aromas through the nose that I wanted to learn how to identify. That day, I was sold – wine was my new Jam.
“In the world of wine, you see a lot of the same. I would like to bring more diversity by adding more women, African-American men, wives and moms to the wine world. I want to bring people together and create a space where they can be open and honest. I want others to be able learn about wine, converse about wine, drink a lot of wine, and know what to look for when buying wine.“