It All Started With a New Year’s Resolution and a Half Marathon…

Thanks for Visiting my site! Some of you may wonder how I started learning more about wine and what got me into the subject? Well, I am here to tell you!

At the end of 2014, I started dating my Husband, Matt. When New Year’s hit we were talking about what New Year’s resolutions we wanted to set. There are the usuals like working out more, cleaning more, eating healthy, etc, but we wanted to do something different. We made a pact to learn more about wine in 2015. His parents were big wine lovers, and Matt wanted to know what all the hype was about. As for me, who would say no to drinking more wine? It’s amazing how LITTLE we actually knew. The other thing we decided was that we would eventually go to Napa Valley after we learned more.

Fast forward three months later, and I decided I wanted to run my first half marathon. Conveniently for me, there was a Napa to Sonoma half marathon run by Destination Races. We decided that we would take this trip in July, I would run my half marathon, and we would hit up the wineries. We had a fabulous time on the trip, and I beat my goal of running the half marathon in under two and a half hours.


Needless to say, we fell in love with wine country. On our last day, we visited Arista Winery, which is one of the most gorgeous places I have ever seen. I mention this Winery because we eventually married there in May of 2017.


After this trip, I was hooked. I loved wine and loved learning about wine. I wanted to know as mush as I possibly could! This led me to sign up for the Certified Specialist of Wine exam. I am still studying it and expect to take it at the end of October. I also decided that I wanted to share what I have learned, which led me to make this site!

I hope you all like what I have to stay, and you can follow me on social media to see what I am drinking! Instagram: @thebirdandthebottle Facebook: The Bird and The Bottle – A Wine Blog.




Wedding photography by Elise Aileen Photography

“Drinking good wine with good food and good company is one of life’s most civilized pleasures.” – Michael Broadbent


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