When and how did you become interested in wine? Was it a slow burn or an obsession that exploded? A little bit of both. My interest in wine probably began before I even realized, while working in restaurants in New York after college and traveling to Italy for the first time as a teenager. Fast forward to LA in 2008, I was managing an Italian restaurant and feverishly studying our newly added wine list. Then, all of a sudden, it was like a smack in the face. WINE! A year later, I started my blog, traveled to Italy to work harvest, and started studying for my Certified Sommelier exam. The rest is, you know, history.