It has been a long time since I have blogged. The reason for that is because I have started working outside the home. I began this blog when I began my wine studies as a way to share my interest in wine as well as my experience as a stay at home mom. While my wine studies began as a hobby, they have led me back into the working world. My good friend got me a job where she works at Total Wine. It is a fantastic place to work. I spend my days talking to people about wine, selling wine, merchandising wine, teaching classes on wine, in short I am fully immersed in wine and I love it!
I also love the generous discount on wine, the frequent wine tastings at the store and the free monthly bottles of wine. We are regularly given wine to taste, evaluate and make notes on. One of those free bottles was Domaine des Preauds Pouilly Fuisse, 2013. That wine is downright inspiring. Pale gold in color with a beautiful balance of crisp fruit and creamy body, its aromas are golden delicious apples with a hint of lemon, caramel, ginger and vanilla finishing with a splash of minerality. This wine exemplifies everything beautiful that a Chardonnay can be. No one aroma or element overwhelms the other. It is a well played symphony with no divas.
The thing I love most about working for Total Wine is the people with whom I work. We are a group of wine enthusiasts at different stages in our wine studies, but all there to share our knowledge and interest. That’s not to say that there isn’t some friendly competition (Brooke, I’m talking to you) but the competition never leaves the bounds of support and camaraderie. In short we are all working together harmoniously for the love of wine.