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Paul Beck

Paul Beck is a wine hobbyist and wine writer who works in the classical music industry, primarily to pay for his wines. Regions of special interest include Italy and well, Italy. Rarely spending over $40 for a bottle of wine, he sniffs out those wines at lower price points that really deliver character. 

First exposed to wine drinking after operas with members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra 20 years ago, you may wonder which bottle got Paul to really appreciate fine wine.  It was a 1997 Fèlsina Vin Santo from Chianti Classico. It was like a hauntingly beautiful piece of amber had melted and was poured into a glass. 

Susan Connolly

Susan Connolly

Susan Connoly is a sommelier and wine expert that has enjoyed many positions throughout her corporate wine career including sales, consulting, and marketing. After leaving the corporate world, she worked exclusively with restaurants revamping wine lists and speaking at food and wine dinners.

Her next wine chapter has led her to wine writing and wine education. She bring a casual style to my writing that inspires confidence in discovering the vast world of wine! She even has her own online wine course.