My life en rosé...
Dreamer. Lover. Writer. Hedonist. Foodie. Oenophile. Traveler. Seeker.
Hi there. My name is Joanna Snawder-Manzo and I love wine. I love all wine. Red. White. Pink. Bubbles. Stickies. All of it. So why read what I have to say about it? I love wine and therefore I drink it. A lot. Wine is central to my life experience: eating, traveling, celebrating and all the spaces in between. I pursued some studious endeavors on the matter. Tip: learning about wine involves tasting lots of wine. I became a CSW (Certified Specialist of Wine), as deemed by The Society Of Wine Educators. I was also a Fellowship Award Winner at the 2017 Symposium for Professional Wine Writers at Meadowood Napa Valley. I have worked in the fine dining arena and assisted sommeliers as well as attend wine classes. I am a Kentucky native who has lived in: Oakland, CA, Berkley, CA, Denver, CO, Chicago, IL and now reside on The Monterey Peninsula. I work in Higher Ed by day and write for this blog and a few other outlets on occasion. And I go to tastings, tasting rooms and the lot, whenever possible.
To offer some insights into good wines at affordable prices and to share some ideas on how to incorporate wine into travels and everyday life!
What will you find on this blog?
I am posting about my experiences with wine. The wine I drink at home, out and about and certainly any visits to wineries or wine tastings.
Who takes the photos?
My sweetie, Gabe Manzo, who has been with me since the inception. A constant support and generator of many good ideas, helpful researcher, photographer and companion extraordinaire. A true collaborator!
Questions? Thoughts? Invitations?