My name is Amanda. I’m an English teacher for half the day and a writer for the other half. I’m a Northern California native and UCD grad (go Ags!) and I’ve been obsessed with wine for over a decade. I live in San Diego, which is pretty awesome for this country girl.
This is my blog about my wine adventures around the world (plus a few travel stories and recipes). It was born during a very fun year-long honeymoon filled with travels throughout Southeast Asia, South America, and Europe and has continued, along with our obsession for traveling, since 2010.
Wine is one of my passions, and my goal is to make it accessible to everyone. I turned down the opportunity to attend Le Cordon Bleu in Paris with the hopes of learning wine on my own and then bringing this more casual approach to my readers. I hope you learn a thing or two and are inspired to read/cook/travel after reading.
Thanks for stopping by! Oh, check out some of my other writing gigs:
Examiner.com, Culinary Travel Writer
Destination Guides, Wine and Travel Writing Contributor
Standard Magazine, Contributor
La Vita Bella Events, Event Coordinating Writer
Parle Magazine, Travel Writer
Phoodies.com, Wine Writer
Gourmet Retailer Magazine, Wine Retail Contributor
Practical Winery and Vineyard Magazine, Contributor
The California Aggie, UCDavis, Layout Artist and Editor
The Greek Times, UCDavis, Editor-in-Chief
Wine Blogger of the Month, Wines of Argentina