If we come together as a community of passionate people, we can only further the success of both winemaker and consumer. Relationships are formed through trust, camaraderie, and mutual respect. Somewhere along the way, the wine drinker got left behind. So I’m reaching out my hand. Come on, let’s go! We have some catching up to do.
Many years ago this wide-eyed girl thought this big old wine world was scary, oh and it was. Taking a leap of faith, and starting her WSET career, the itch turned into more wonder and evolved from starting WSET level 2, to accidentally starting an education-based in-home wine-tasting company to moving to the Okanagan, running a wine club and now becoming the published author of an innovative wine scoring system that reverse engineers wine education.
The missing piece to the puzzle was recognizing that there was a language barrier. When we can all speak the same language, all we have to know is how to communicate. A wine expert should know plenty about wine and a wine drinker should know plenty about their palate. Tonia fosters that relationship with approachable, fun, and simple education through her book, High Five Wine Scoring System, her community, High Five Wine Academy, and through her Instagram, newsletter, and blog.