I lead a double life in San Francisco, CA as a software geek by day and a wine geek by night. I work in technical documentation for an open-source software company. I hold advanced degrees in Theatre from both Northwestern and Indiana University, a degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania. I currently hold the Level 2 WSET (Wine and Spirits Education Trust) Intermediate Certification (Pass with Merit), and I’m studying for the Italian Wine Specialist Exam through the North American Sommelier Association.
I spend as much of my life as possible traveling, and I make it a point to eat local foods and drink local wine when I do. Other than wine, I have passions for cooking, writing poetry, and dancing Argentine tango – and I’m pretty good at all of these things. Also shoes. I really love shoes.
For when I get too far behind here, I’ve created a tumblr to keep track of wine I’ve enjoyed. You can see it here: http://theterroiriste2.tumblr.com/ .