I've been something of a budding wine enthusiast for nearly a decade now. Two of my family members are business owners and rely on wines as an integral part of their operations. One is a wine/antique store owner in NE Ohio and another is a fine dining restaurateur in Los Angeles. Also, the state I call home (Ohio) is becoming quite an up-and-coming wine region, in and of itself. All of these things combined has given me a lot of exposure to the wonderful world of wines.
I'm currently a student at Miami University (OH) and am enrolled in an Enology and Viticulture class for personal interest. So, the formal study of wine and its role in my life on a personal basis has greatly shaped my interest in it.
I love the wide range of wines out there and the deep complexity that each variety offers. Whether to enjoy with a good meal, celebrate a moment in life, share with friends over a good conversation, or just to have a glass for pure enjoyment.