A good wine tells its own story. As a writer, I simply transcribe.
My journey into the world of wines began in the spirited city of Louisville, Kentucky, where I was born and raised.
My thirst for understanding the intricacies of wine led me across the Atlantic to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Viticulture & Oenology from the renowned Plumpton College in Sussex, England. This experience not only broadened my academic perspective but also deepened my appreciation for the longstanding traditions of European winemaking.
Throughout the years, I’ve had the privilege of working in some of the world’s most esteemed wine regions, from the renowned vineyards of Bordeaux Vineyards in France to the tranquil landscapes of Loire Valley Estates and the historic cellars of Chianti Classics in Italy. Each of these experiences has been instrumental in shaping my palate and understanding of regional wine intricacies.
2011 was particularly memorable as I took the bold step of launching my own venture, Williams Estate Winery, back home in Louisville. Though the winery was a boutique enterprise, it was a labor of love, representing my ambition to create distinguished blends while showcasing the prowess of American viticulture. I learned the hard way how difficult the wine business is, but one day I may through my hat back in the ring.
My journey later took me to the iconic Barossa Valley in Australia, where I worked with Barossa Vintners. This chapter allowed me to delve into New World wines, embracing the pioneering methods of Australian winemakers.
In 2018, I found myself back in the U.S., this time in the less-explored but equally fascinating wine region of Temecula, California. Here, I joined the Temecula Valley Winery, reinforcing my belief that every wine region, no matter its reputation, possesses unique stories and flavors awaiting discovery.
Now settled in Atlanta, Georgia, I felt compelled to share the wealth of knowledge and experiences I’ve gathered over the years. And so, Witty Wine Critic was born. Through this platform, my mission is simple yet profound: to educate, enlighten, and entertain, one wine review at a time.
Join me as I uncork the stories, flavors, and the rich heritage that every bottle holds. Here’s to our shared journey in the mesmerizing world of wines.
“Wine to me is passion. It’s family and friends. It’s warmth of heart and generosity of spirit. Wine is art. It’s culture. It’s the essence of civilization and the art of living.” – Robert Mondavi