If you love traveling to seek out great wine, eating delicious food with wine, or basically anything to do with wine, then you’ve come to the right place. I’m Laura, your go-to gal for all things wine and wanderlust.
How did I end up here, you ask? Well, let me tell you…
It started as a personal passion…devouring any book I could find about wine, driving long distances to seek out a new varietal, and installing a fridge that takes up half our dining room (okay, maybe it’s turned into a bit of an obsession). And then I decided to join the Great Resignation, leaving my 15-year corporate marketing job with no plan other than to “do something with wine.”
Since then, I’ve passed the Wine & Spirit Education Trust Level 3 with Distinction (sort of like a sommelier but without the service part) and became an American Wine Expert.
Let’s see, what else? Well, I love traveling. Ever since I spent a semester abroad in London, I haven’t stopped planning my next trip — 24 states and 30 countries (only 167 to go!). My favorite ones have included touring vineyards and finding cool wine bars and shops (or as we say in Boston, “packy” stores). Now that my hubby is in tow, we also have to work in a few whiskey tastings along the way.
Oh, and I’m a bit of a foodie. We love finding unique restaurant experiences when we travel, whether it’s a tasting menu at a Michelin-star restaurant or a hole-in-the-wall spot with great local food. At home, I like trying new recipes with interesting pairings (champagne and french fries, anyone?).
So, where was I? Oh yes, over the years my friends started coming to me for wine recommendations and requesting my travel itineraries for their trips. I began thinking you might find them useful too. That’s why I created this blog and I’m so happy you’re here!
I hope this is a place you can come for trip-planning time savings, travel essentials, and winederlust inspiration.