I worked ten years in the food industry then started my own gardening business for Bed and Breakfasts and Restaurants. I then went into import and exports which I have done for the past 14 years, managing International logistics into the US for mainly non resident importers from Canada.
My love is productions mainly for film and theater, a big part of my creativity ideas stem from the restaurant and hospitality industry it just really inspires me.
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Here is Gary's site, he definitely has his own flavor, I really enjoy his style though.
That is pretty awesome you have sommelier classes under your belt. One of the characters in a screenplay I am working on is a sommelier, I may have to ask your advice on some things as I develop his character.
Thank God for bad wine, because I have issues with pouring perfectly tasting drinking wine into my stews…J
I haven't heard of Gary Vanderchucks but I'm definitely navigating there in a little while! I took some sommelier classes back in culinary school but they were so basic I don't even remember some of the things I was taught! I usually just hit wine spots in NYC and ask a worker what are their favorite wines or great recommendations and I have literally walked out with real jems. So I've kind of build my taste for wines through trial and error on my own throughout the years! I've also had some horrible experiences with wines that came close to tasting like dish water. I just use those for stews or quick sauces, once the alcohol burns out they actually taste better LOL!
When I have time I'm definitely going back to read your other blogs. I already forwarded Ambient Muse to all my single girlfriends here in NY! The fear of dinning alone is a plague that must be stopped!! LOL speak to you soon..
Hi Laree, I'm connected with Paul Paz and I came across your comment in reagards to dinning alone so I checked out your article ambient muse. Such an interesting and powerful piece. Just reading it made me want to call and make a reservation somewhere for a party of one!
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