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, a French Wine Scholar through the Wine Scholar Guild, owner of Grape Chic LLC., co-founder of an NYC based tasting club called The Chelsea Wine Society, and the Private Client Wine Advisor for Château de Pommard in the Northeast. When I'm not writing for this site, I am contributing to other publications such as The Vintner Project and Honest Cooking magazine along with hosting virtual tastings.
I have been featured in Huffpost and have partnered with regions such as Loire Valley Wines, Vinho Verde Wines, Wines of Garnacha, Wines of Provence, Discover Beaujolais, Wines of South West France, and other companies such as 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.