Author Archives: Accidental Sommelier

About Accidental Sommelier

Hi, my name is Carole. I'm a lover of food & wine, family & friends. Harvard educated Business & IT consultant, International Culinary Center graduate, Certified Sommelier looking for my next adventure.

Sifting through the noise

Bringing Order to Chaos There is a lot of social media noise out there.  I follow a lot of people and sometimes find it difficult to break past the noise and get down to what I want.  I have found … Continue reading

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Millennials and Branding Wine

Who Are You Again? Lately, my work with wineries has been focused on how to attract the ever-elusive “Millennial”. It is an important question given that this group  drank just shy of half of the wine consumed in the US last year.  It … Continue reading

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Steak on the Grill, BBQ in the Air, Wine in Hand. Perfect.

I love to cook for large groups.  My favorite is about ten friends around the table.  The menu is usually easier than easy.  I throw something on the grill and the rest falls in place.  With my group of friends, … Continue reading

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Hey Wine Spectator you talking to me?

Mr. Kramer we do agree on one thing, this is “Not a Trivial Pursuit.”  (For those who aren’t aware of what I am talking about you can find the article here http://www.winespectator.com/magazine/show/id/52721)  My personal love for wine developed over years … Continue reading

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It should’t be this hard

I remember not drinking wine at all because I was intimidated by the whole buying experience. I worried about choosing the “right” wine, as if it were a grown–up multiple-choice test complete with secret handshake. Clearly there were some people who … Continue reading

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And so it begins…

2/7/2016 It wasn’t until I was in my thirties that I even began to like wine. We were on a trip to Italy with the family when my brother-in-law insisted I try a little wine with the food. He said … Continue reading

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