… just about exactly three years ago, this website launched with a dream of launching a little wine consulting business while working toward becoming a Certified Sommelier. Having enjoyed a number of years working for a fabulous charity wine auction, yet another move to a new city, opened the opportunity to explore new ways of using the wine knowledge gained under the tutelage of several wonderful people such as Dr. Frank A. Nesi and Richard Brown and the myriad winemakers, winery owners, wine consultants and master sommeliers they introduced me to and who helped us launch A Night for Sight.
After investigating what would work in our new “hometown,” wine and the ways to integrate a new way of delivering food & wine pairings, an acquaintance suggested that I meet Tessa Leung, visionary proprietor of Sontes. We had a coffee at Jaspers and realized that we have complimentary philosophies surrounding, food, wine & hospitality. She generously took me on as a sommelier. There could be no better training than to be mentored by Tessa with her many talents and epic palate… even more important is her love of her community and support of local artists, students working hard to achieve their dreams, and each guest entering her restaurant.