Vino Vixen
  • 39, Female
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • United States
  • Hawking wine in Buckhead
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  • David McGuffin
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Title
Wine consultant/Sommelier
Company
Hawking wine in Buckhead
What best describes my company
Fine Dining, Hotel Fine Dining, Upscale Casual
Interests
Discovering new food, Discovering new wines, Consulting, Making Friends, Networking, Finding a Job, Career Advancement
Personal Quote
Believe nothing that you hear and only half of what you see. Also, I'll try anything once, and most things, twice.
Biography
9 years experience in the Atlanta wine and spirits scene, mostly retail. Am happy with my "day job", but think 2008 might be the year to consider taking my career in a new direction on the side, corporate purchasing or training, perhaps a wine consultant/buyer for a restaurant or country club, or even a unique position with a distributor/supplier, focusing on education. After all, I've been consulting clients on thier food and wine pairings for 8 years, just from a retail perspective! Either you know what to recommend with duck confit or you don't, either you know the perfect serving temperature for a Quarts des Chaumes or you don't...

Began my career in Atlanta as a chef for Harris Teeter back in 1999, moved to Rec'g Manager/Wine Asst. after the company decided real "chefs" weren't necessary and I didn't want to be merely a high-paid sandwich maker; was recruited to run an upscale beer and wine dept. for Publix, did that for a year before leaving for London to study at the Wine And Spirit Education Trust. Since 2001, I've worked for the "captains of industry" in the Atlanta wine retail business, conducted wine classes/seminars around town (mostly for Cook's Warehouse), was the wine reviews writer/editor for the now defunct Wine Report, former member of Les Dames D'Escoffier.
Years in the Industry
9

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At 10:55am on June 29, 2008, LITKitchen said…
I would like to talk to you more about wine, etc...
Please email me at brad@Litkitchen.com
Thanks
Brad
At 12:24pm on May 12, 2008, Carolina Brook said…
Hi Gina
I am a distributor for MonaVie, and I am also in Atlanta area……
I would like for you to check out my group on FohBoh, MonaVie-the powerful berry.
http://fohboh.com/group/monaviethepowerfulacaiberry
Also check
www.monavie.com
www.monavieonthemove.com
If you have some time left, I would like to get a day and go meet with you, so you can try this product, and give me your opinion……
Let me know if we can do that some time soon……
Carol
At 7:29am on March 1, 2008, Emily Poole said…
The high is getting closer--don't know what has happened to the first of the year. . .
have you figured out where you're pouring?
Also, I'm coming in town for the next couple of tastings--you going?
At 10:52am on February 11, 2008, Emily Poole said…
Hey--saw you weren't there--
I'll be at the high for sure, though it seems so, so far away!

So, what's the game plan? supplier, retail?......
Em
Good to hear from you!
At 4:05pm on February 9, 2008, Marshall said…
Gina - nice to see you on FohBah. was sorry to see you leave HWS. Let me knwo where you end up. Cheers
At 7:46pm on February 6, 2008, David Goode said…
sweetcheeks checking in
At 1:28pm on January 27, 2008, Suzanne Denevan said…
Gina, welcome! Btw, I'm retaking the CWE exam in May... I'm garnering study help now... Sort of my "Akeelah and the Bee," way to getting prepared... I'll be recruiting you for help, guaranteed!
At 4:02pm on January 26, 2008, Eric S. Crane said…
Gina,
Glad to have you here! I look forward to your input.
Eric
At 3:31pm on January 26, 2008, Vino Vixen said…
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