All in The Wine Hustle Series
I first heard Alpana Singh speak in June at the Welcome Conference in Lincoln Center. Her hustle was palpable and her story of personal “terroir” was galvanizing. So much so, I had to dive deeper. Her story of exploring change and pushing through fear, all the while becoming the youngest women to pass the final level of the Master Sommelier exam at the age of 26 is simply, incredible. Needless to say, I reached out to Alpana to find out more and the below is extraordinary. Grab your notebook, because there are a lot of motivational lines to add to your mantras!
Ariel, a native New Yorker with an epic cool-factor, is known for her love for bubbly and has some incredibly unique concepts under her belt, Air’s Champagne Parlor and Toyko Record Bar to name a few. However, her latest project immediately took hold of my soul (and guess what, I haven’t even been yet). I’m hesitant to even share this with you because reservations are already ‘NYC tough’ and I need a table here every weeknight! I am thrilled to introduce to you the new (as of March ‘19) Niche Niche, a dinner party concept featuring a different wine host every night of the week. Just how I was drawn to Niche Niche, Ariel’s energy and motivation is insanely palpable. So grab some Cristal and get ready to feel fucking awesome!
Our next Wine Hustle feature is a women after my own heart. Someone who is spreading the word about wine in a relevant and super FUN way. Alexis Beechen, CEO + Founder of The Drop Wine has created a wine can with a millennial twist to spruce up our aprés game. For a good pre-game, grab a can of The Drop Wine + read on about her inspirational journey!
I’m very excited to share my latest interview from a woman who is re-thinking how we perceive + drink wine by stripping down the complexity and offering premium wines in a 500ML can! By staying true to her vision + surrounding herself with like-minded + spirited people - Angela Allison is currently making wine attainable through her wine community WineSociety. Here is her story!
Ladies and gents, meet Jordan Salcito. (See our other wine boss babes featured here). Long story made really short - Salcito runs sh*t. From her experience at Eleven Madison Park to Beverage Director for David Chang's Restaurants, Jordan is cool AF.
Grit, valor and passion. That’s what it takes to make it as a Somm in today’s world and is exemplified by Food & Wine’s 2018 Somm of the Year Carlin Karr. Read on for the interview!
This week’s Wine Hustle Series is a story of someone who, inspired by her roots, culture and overall joy for life took a leap of faith to create a romanticizing sparkling wine! Tawnya Falkner, the proprietor of the French sparkling wine company, Le Grand Courtâge takes us on her journey through her “Great Courtship” of embracing life, dreaming big, and accepting all invitations and how it lead to her dream come true - Le Grand Courâge. Grab your sparkling and prepared to be whisked away into a French fairytale.
Welcome to this week's edition of The Wine Hustle. My next guest represents the true essence of a wine hustler. Victoria James, is a triple threat.
Welcome to The Wine Hustle Series where I introduce you to fabulous women in the wine world who have turned their passion / "hustle" into their dream / day jobs. Here you'll find fearless females to learn from, feel inspired by, and finally gain that confidence to start that side hustle you've been endlessly daydreaming of.