I was fortunate enough to have some really great friends when I was in my early 20’s that were wine lovers. They were a bit older (and wealthier) than me and would often invite me to dinner and open up a bottle of Silver Oak or Opus One. Needless to say, I quickly fell in love with wine and took my first trip from the East Coast to Napa when I was 22. From that point on, I was hooked on wine and wine culture. I spent my time learning everything I could about wine and the food that complemented it. Whether I was able to enjoy nice bottle of Bordeaux with my wonderful friends or the $5.99 bottle of Trader Joe’s Syrah while I was working my way through law school, I was romanced by the grape in all its forms.
Today I am lucky enough to live in Southern California with my amazing husband and fellow wine lover, Brandon. We created this blog, wineandgoodfood.com, to chronicle our wine tasting adventures along with some of our culinary creations and restaurant experiences. Brandon and I have really come to love small, family run wineries throughout California, France and Italy that adhere to natural winemaking philosophies. We also love when we find a dish that pairs with a wine perfectly and will share some of our favorite pairings with you. I hope you guys enjoy our wine journeys as much as we do and I would love your feedback and questions.