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Elizabeth Smith
Works at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Attended Wine & Spirit Education Trust
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Chase down your passion like it’s the last bus of the night. ~ Terri Guillemets When I finally confirmed my attendance at the 2015 Wine Bloggers’ Conference in the Finger Lakes, I realized that I should seize the opportunity to connect or reconnect with…
Chase down your passion like it's the last bus of the night. ~ Terri Guillemets When I finally confirmed my attendance at the 2015 Wine Bloggers’ Conference in the Finger Lakes, I realized that I s...
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While we were all having fun this weekend, I wrote a post about how I got to where I am today. I'm sure I've shared with you the short version, but this is the detailed version of how it played out. When I saw this month's Monthly Wine Writing Challenge theme, Crisis, this flowed easily from my head to my keyboard. Voting will begin tomorrow and I will share the link.
It was one week into the start of classes, fall semester 2012, when human resources contacted me to set up a meeting. As soon as the meeting was requested, my gut told me it wasn't good. I told my ...
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At some point, I am going to have to come up with a more original title for my wrap-up of monthly wine reviews, but for now, this works. I’ve also had a pretty sh*tty month on the personal front, so I don’t feel super creative. I am still soliciting title…
At some point, I am going to have to come up with a more original title for my wrap-up of monthly wine reviews, but for now, this works. I've also had a pretty sh*tty month on the personal front, s...
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When #life blindsides you

I feel like I owe everyone an explanation for not being very present right now, feeling disconnected and discouraged. However, that’s just my HSP talking. I don’t owe anyone anything. What I am going to share is what to do when life blindsides you. Cry.…
I feel like I owe everyone an explanation for not being very present right now, feeling disconnected and discouraged. However, that’s just my HSP talking. I don't owe anyone anything. What I am goi...
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Yes, I know it’s June already, but these are some of the wines I tasted last month. Oh, and if you have a better title for my occasional collection of wine reviews, please post it in the comments. I could use some help with blog post titles. Anderson’s…
Yes, I know it’s June already, but these are some of the wines I tasted last month. Oh, and if you have a better title for my occasional collection of wine reviews, please post it in the comments. ...
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The Magic of Jordan Winery

Jordan Winery, now led by second-generation vintner John Jordan and winemaker Rob Davis, was established in 1972 and truly is a rock star winery. The history and prestige of Jordan has long fascinated me, especially since they only make two wines, an…
Jordan Winery, now led by second-generation vintner John Jordan and winemaker Rob Davis, was established in 1972 and truly is a rock star winery. The history and prestige of Jordan has long fascina...
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This has been an interesting month for me. I’ve been struggling with off-and-on, low-grade headaches for weeks, so those have caused me to cut back on my wine sipping. I’m still trying to determine a cause, which is probably a combination of eye strain,…
This has been an interesting month for me. I've been struggling with off-and-on, low-grade headaches for weeks, so those have caused me to cut back on my wine sipping. I'm still trying to determine...
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Drinking Blissfully: An Interview and Tasting with +Bliss Wine Imports 
On Sunday, July 12, 2015, I had the great fortune of meeting the co-founder of Bliss Wine Imports, Alleah Friedrichs, along with some other wine writers, to taste some of the wines from the portfol...
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Welcome Home: #VAWineChat with Early Mountain Vineyards!

Virginia is the state I call my second home. I spent 24 years there, most of them without knowing about Virginia wine. It was around 2010 when I became aware of it, when I first visited my closest winery, Abingdon Vineyard & Winery. When I would travel…
Virginia is the state I call my second home. I spent 24 years there, most of them without knowing about Virginia wine. It was around 2010 when I became aware of it, when I first visited my closest ...
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It’s rare that I write something prior to a Twitter virtual wine tasting, but as my schedule would have it, I am quite busy these next three weeks and I wanted to take advantage of a rare free evening to taste wine. I know, the sacrifices I make for you,…
It's rare that I write something prior to a Twitter virtual wine tasting, but as my schedule would have it, I am quite busy these next three weeks and I wanted to take advantage of a rare free even...
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During my visits to both wineries, Seavey Vineyard and Amizetta Vineyards and Winery, I was especially delighted by the farming lifestyle, charmed by the warmth of family and friendship, and seduced by the gorgeous wines. I had one foot in the Napa Valley of the past, yet the other foot was stepping towards the future of Napa Valley, as both families take their wineries to the next levels of superior winemaking.
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Destination: VGS Chateau Potelle

VGS Château Potelle was founded in 1983 by Jean-Noël Fourmeaux du Sartel and his former wife, who came from France to California in 1980 to see what Napa Valley had to offer. They decided to stay and produce California wines from vineyards on Mount Veeder…
VGS Château Potelle was founded in 1983 by Jean-Noël Fourmeaux du Sartel and his former wife, who came from France to California in 1980 to see what Napa Valley had to offer. They decided to stay a...
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Wine Club Coordinator · Travel Manager · Wine and Travel Writer
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  • Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
    Wine Club Coordinator, 2014 - present
  • Trentadue Winery
    Travel Manager, 2012 - present
  • Traveling Wine Chick
    Writer, 2011 - present
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Education
  • Wine & Spirit Education Trust
    Level 3 Advanced in Wines and Spirits, 2012 - 2014
  • George Mason University
    Community College Education, 1993 - 2003
  • University of Tennessee
    French, 1987 - 1989
  • Western Carolina University
    French, 1982 - 1986
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Travel Messiah: California Wine Country Honeymoon ~ Part 1
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