Here in Phoenix, our 6 weeks of "winter" have vaporized, and it's time to put aside the osso
buco and Cabernet in favor of fragrant Viognier and juicy
Spring is all about renewal and new chapters, and indeed -
the Renaissance Wine Academy
is no exception! We are spreading wine education awareness all over the Greater Phoenix
Area and beyond - including three appearances in Arizona Bride magazine's "Ask the Expert" column, as well as a column written about my Paris wine competition adventure in The Spirit World. Most recently, I worked with W Magazine from NYC and Women
& Wine from California as the Sommelier at the Guess/Marciano boutique opening here in Scottsdale. Thank you to ALL of you who came out for that happening event!
On a professional development note, I have diligently been
working on AusWISE , the Australian Wine Bureau's educator program and will be expanding our programs about the wines from Down Under.
One of our most important projects is the ongoing development of a course series to offer to the public, in addition to our private and corporate client events. Stay tuned for a supplemental edition to this newsletter,
coming very soon, which will feature that calendar.
In the meantime, I will be guest speaking to these groups, open to anyone who registers.
And now, just sit back and enjoy our Spring-themed articles, tips,
and announcements below...and remember, Spring is the perfect time to turn a new
leaf and try a new wine!
Gilat Ben-Dor, MBA, CSW
Director, Renaissance Wine Academy, LLC