In pondering the best way to buy wine, I asked myself the question, do I have a wine buying problem? I think I do. I think I have a wine buying problem when 1) I’m buying wine online at 4:35 a.m. in the morning, 2) have a ton of great wine downstairs in the basement, and … Continued
April was born in Utah, raised in the Dominican Republic and Ecuador and has lived and worked in The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, and Spain. Her love of wine started when she studied in La Rioja, Spain during her undergraduate studies. This is where she fell in love with the country, the region, the people, the culture, and finally the wine. She holds a Masters in Viticulture and Enology from the University of La Rioja, Spain, an MBA from Purdue University, and B.A. from the University of Utah. She is also a Certified Wine Sommelier from the International Wine Guild in Colorado. She initiated her career in wine by starting a wine and travel blog called the Sacred Drop Channel at www.sacreddrop.com, which helped launch her into the wine world. After working for Bodegas La Emperatriz in Spain as the head of marketing and export, she moved to Oregon in 2012. There she worked for a number of well-known and respected Willamette Valley wineries as the head of marketing before moving to Denver four years later. It was in Denver where she set up her marketing consulting business in food and wine and now works for clients in Oregon, Spain and Colorado. She continues to write for Sacred Drop Channel as well as a new site called W(h)iney Toddler where she writes about the hilarity of life as a new mom with a toddler.
Recently I moved from Portland, Oregon, one of the hippest cities in America, to yet another up-and-coming city, Denver, Colorado. While Colorado is not as well known for its wine industry, it has an amazing beer industry that is worth delving into. With the craft beer industry having a $1.15 billion impact on the state’s … Continued