Terre Mieli Cieli

Interested in wine? Join me for a wine discovery adventure!

There are more than 10,000 wine grape varieties in the world, but most people only know a dozen. It's my mission to change that by discovering and promoting good and great wines from lesser-known grape varieties and places.

I grew up in the United States and have spent the past 30 years close to vineyards in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Belgium. A former journalist, I've always loved sharing what I've learned with others--ideally over good wine and food and wine.

I received my sommelier diploma in 2015 after a grueling 18 months of sipping beers, wines and spirits and learning how to pair them with food. Lesson #1: Don't even try to pair wine with pickles! Lesson #2: There is a world of good wine for good value beyond French wine, which completely dominates the Belgian market (and much of which is over-rated and over-priced).

I started these wine tastings as a time and place to share and discover some good wines together in good company. The wines are always paired with plenty of good, appropriate food. 

 You can buy some of the best wines featured in our tastings online.

Interested in wine? Join me for a wine discovery adventure!

There are more than 10,000 wine grape varieties in the world, but most people only know a dozen. It's my mission to change that by discovering and promoting good and great wines from lesser-known grape varieties and places.

I grew up in the United States and have spent the past 30 years close to vineyards in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Belgium. A former journalist, I've always loved sharing what I've learned with others--ideally over good wine and food and wine.

I received my sommelier diploma in 2015 after a grueling 18 months of sipping beers, wines and spirits and learning how to pair them with food. Lesson #1: Don't even try to pair wine with pickles! Lesson #2: There is a world of good wine for good value beyond French wine, which completely dominates the Belgian market (and much of which is over-rated and over-priced).

I started these wine tastings as a time and place to share and discover some good wines together in good company. The wines are always paired with plenty of good, appropriate food. 

 You can buy some of the best wines featured in our tastings online.

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