Born in Rochester, NY, I had studied dance my whole life. After graduating from the University of Buffalo with my BFA, I set off into the world as a Professional Dancer working for companies like Carnival Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises and Disney. While traveling the world, I was exposed to new and exciting things like wine & fashion.
It was in my late 20s when I had decided to move to New York City to pursue my dreams of working in Fashion (there was a man too, of course). Although I had successfully worked my way up the corporate ladder, there was something missing. Not dancing anymore left a piece of my soul empty that no job or person could fill it. Cue wine.
Learning about wine has fulfilled me in ways I could never imagine. Wine to me has become a place, an emotion, a connection and a feeling. I truly believe that once you discover this, your wine journey begins.
I am now WSET Level 3 Wines Certified, owner of Grape Chic LLC., & co-founder of an NYC based tasting club called The Chelsea Wine Society. When I'm not writing for this site, I am contributing to other publications such as The Vintner Project and Honest Cooking magazine.
I have partnered with Loire Valley Wines, Vinho Verde Wines, Wines of Garnacha, Wines of Provence, Discover Beaujolais, Wines of South West France, and ATOUT France, Taittinger USA, Coravin & others in marketing efforts on my Instagram page (@grapechic) that has grown to over 20k followers in just two short years.
Want to partner? I'm happy to provide my media kit upon request.