I've been traveling amongst vines for almost 20 years and have spent all too much time & money exploring vineyards, wineries, cideries and breweries in 20+ countries around the world. With each passing season, I realize I couldn't imagine myself in another profession as this world of wine has allowed me to experience the likes of retail, importing/distribution, assistant winemaking, cellaring about, teaching, consulting, training, working the time old profession of a sommelier, and brokering on an international level. Currently, Minneapolis is home base for brokering these incredible wines, administering trainings around town, and guest somm'ing at establishments like GYST Fermentation Bar & The Bachelor Farmer.  

Never have I met better folk nor consumed such intrinsic foodstuffs than these past two decades have provided.  There are hundreds of you I would thank for making my life & career post corporate world, the best decision I ever made. The list would be too long to post here. You know who you are. ¡Besos!

Although this website is almost exclusively dedicated to the bodegas that fall under Jill Mott Selections, I would be remiss if it didn't contain other pertinent vinous or brewing topics and producers that kindle interest through updated photos & a blog post. 
Tasting from qvevri: Archil Guniava + Ramaz Nikoladze | Imereti, Republic of Georgia (Feb. 2015)

Tasting from qvevri: Archil Guniava + Ramaz Nikoladze | Imereti, Republic of Georgia (Feb. 2015)

 

 

Biodynamic vineyard work | Central Otago, New Zealand (Mar. 2010)

Biodynamic vineyard work | Central Otago, New Zealand (Mar. 2010)