Who is behind Wineitudes?
Barbara Anne Hay has an established career as a Creative Director in advertising and marketing. Her passion for wine and all things wine-related caused her to form several wine tasting groups, which led to managing charitable wine tasting fundraisers and promoting favorite wineries.
Her enthusiasm for the Wine & Spirits Industry led her to expand her wine knowledge and become a certified sommelier. She completed Advanced and Diploma Certifications with the International Sommelier Guild, Society of Wine Educators and the Wine & Spirits Education Trust. Her technical expertise could mean that she speaks “vino babble” delighting in explaining how the soil and climate influence the taste of a wine, but that’s not her style. She is passionate about explaining wine in non-technical terms.
As founder of several local wine tasting clubs, administrator for blind tasting panels, and wine writer, she helps the average consumer make sense of the world of wine and happily shares practical tips that save regular wine drinkers time, money and aggravation. Her whole approach helps people feel more relaxed, confident and adventurous about drinking and trying new wines with a meal. Barbara has a well-honed ability to match food with wine and believes wine should be considered similarly to a condiment, like salt and pepper or mustard and ketchup. The right wine can enhance the meal, and to that end, she can work with you, your caterer or restaurant to select appetizers or tapas to complement the wines in a tasting, or plan an entire wine dinner with wines selected to match each course. Tastings can be arranged for as few as ten people or as many as 600. Whether you choose a sit-down tasting in which all of the guests taste and discuss the same wine as a group or a more casual stand-up tasting, she can inform and entertain your guests. Her principal goal of every tasting is that all of the participants enjoy themselves.
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We have a passion for wine, because wine has life. Life on the vine, life while fermenting, and life in the bottle as it continues to evolve and grow with complexity through the years…We take the pretentiousness out of the wine experience. No wine snobs here!