Hello, my name is Andre and this blog will focus on my assorted and broad-ranging experiences with wine. Whether it’s a bottle of wine I had at home, a restaurant food and wine experience or my general reflections on the industry, you’ll be sure that what you’ll see in this blog are my honest and unabashed musings.
This blog is here to provide recommendations of wine I personally taste as well as provide information on various topics related to wine. It is my hope that through this blog, you will walk away armed with just a little more cool info than you had before your first visit. Before you can show off to your friends though, you have to visit the site regularly.
The People’s Wine Shop — Former Owner & Operator
Vinfolio — Former Buyer-Domestic Wines
Life After The Retail Store:
I have a genuine obsession with all things wine. That obsession eventually led to my taking the plunge and opening up my very own retail store and while the business didn’t exactly pan out, the obsession lives on.
This is what this blog is all about. It’s a continuation of the obsession, the dream and the passion, sans the stress and pressure of course, of silly things like bank loans, business debts and 16-hour days. Now I can focus my time on what truly makes this business and industry exciting for me; exploring wine from the many regions, producers and varietals available to us.
One of the components of the mission statement from our store was that we wanted you to: “allow us to do the taste-test drinking, so you wouldn’t have to do the thinking.” With that in mind, let this blog be your guide to the exciting and yes, sometimes-scary world of wine.