Wine Writer | Wine Judge


Research & Experience

  • Traveled 20+ countries exploring various wine regions, studying wine styles and researching winemaking practices from around the world.
  • Wine judge for International Canned Wine Competition (2019) and upcoming International Wine Challenge in London (2020).
  • Manages small vineyard in Benicia, California. Responsible for soil management, grape growing, harvesting and winemaking. Learn more: www.fallenfruitfarms.com
  • Owns and operates specialty wine and food gift store: www.spotsonaleopard.com
  • Former broadcast television news reporter, strategic communications professional and political campaign consultant.


University of California, Davis

Continuing and Professional Education

Advanced Tasting & Sensory Evaluation (2019)

Establishing & Managing a Small Vineyard (2019)

OIV Wine Marketing Program (2018)

Sensory Evaluation of Wine (2018)

Successful Home Winemaking (2018, 2019)

Court of Master Sommeliers

Passed Introductory Course Examination (2017)

University of California, Berkeley

Mass Communications B.A. (2009)

Legal Studies B.A. (2009)