Madeline Davis, WSET 2, Court of Master Sommeliers, Level 1
Champagne, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rye, Gin, Tequila & did I mention Champagne?
1989 Chateau Margaux
“If food is the body of good living, wine is its soul.” – Clifton Fadiman
Born and raised in the heart of Wine Country, a “true Sonoman” as some would say; I hold an inherent passion for Wine. Whether it was tending bar for my sister's graduation at fourteen or later enjoying my first glass of Champagne in college, my love for Wine has never waned.
While attending Culinary School, I discovered my passion didn't lie solely in food, but it was in the art of entertaining. Something about good wine and good food shared amongst good friends makes it all worthwhile.
I began tending bar at The Carneros Inn, was then borrowed to open OSO Sonoma, and later poached by a local wine retailer. This is where my naively considered “wine educated” mind was rattled. Prompting my discovery for wine's age-ability, as well as a new appreciation for Old World and West Coast wines. Today, continuing my growth in wine knowledge, I find myself hungry to learn it all and even more eager to share it all. So, don't wait for a special occasion to open that bottle of wine, open that bottle and create the occasion!
Won't you join me on my adventure of discovering something amazing? I look forward to hearing about your experiences and sharing my affection for fine wine with you soon. Cheers!