After growing up in the colorful city of New Orleans, I moved to Manhattan, in New York City, in 1993. I earned the Diploma from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET), based in London, and am a Certified Specialist in Wine from the Society of Wine Educators. Also, I have been shortlisted for the Roederer Emerging Wine Writer of the Year, shortlisted for Best Editorial/Opinion Wine Writing for the Born Digital Wine Awards, a Wine Blog Awards' finalist for Best Writing and Best Overall Wine Blog and am currently a member of the prestigious Circle of Wine Writers’ group. My husband and I love to travel the world to experience various cultures, but we spend most of our free time running around New York City searching for the best food and wine. You can visit my wine blog and follow me on Twitter @damewine.