After reading the book ‘Oldman’s Guide to Outsmarting Wine’ by Mark Oldman, I was inspired to begin my own wine journey. In the beginning, my goal was to learn more about the world of wine by following the author’s list of wines from lighter to heavier, from Vinho Verde to Barolo. But the more I learned, the more I wanted to learn, reading every wine book I could find from Kevin Zraly to Karen MacNeil to Oz Clark to Jancis Robinson to Leslie Sborco to Natalie McLeen to Andrea Immer-Robinson to the great online wine courses Wine Spectator offers to the Society of Wine Educators’ Certified Specialist of Wine program, to the Court of Masters certification program, to co-authoring my own book, Talking About Wine with Ease. I will continue pursuing the intellectual side of wine education in every way I can, but the journey has become somewhat spiritual in nature as I explore grapes, terroir, and life reflected in wine. Cheers!