About Me

So first things first, let’s get the details out of the way.  Born and raised in LA, earned my degree in San Diego, lived in Sydney, then back to LA, and various travels around the world before finding my nest here in San Francisco.

For the past few years I have fully immersed myself into the intricate world of wine and spirits.  By day I do marketing and web content for a wine importer/retailer, by night I am the Wine & Spirits editor for Drink Me Magazine.  I previously earned my Certified Specialist of Wine certification while still living in LA and have recently completed my WSET Diploma.

I have collaborated with some great companies in the trade including as a panelist for UK based World’s Leading Wines, assistant buyer for the SF Wine Center, wine specialist for Vin Ambassador, and have had articles published in The Whisky Advocate, Connoisseur Magazine, 2paragraphs.com, etc.

I’m an avid animal lover and have volunteered with animals overseas as well as here locally.  Currently, I volunteer weekly at Pets Unlimited and work with dogs in order to prepare them for adoption.  But of all the animals in the world, there is still one that has my entire heart in his little fuzzy paws…and his name is Buddy.

Bub and Me

Now that we have that out of the way, let’s move on to the part about why I’m even here.  With my passion for wine and the stories behind them, my theory is to enlighten as oppose to manipulate.  At the end of the day, all that really matters is how enjoyable a wine is to our own palates.  My posts are written with the intention of showcasing some of the exquisite wines and spirits I taste as well as featuring the people and places who make them.

And because my travels over the years have bestowed me with an open-minded wisdom and profound love for all that this world has to offer us, I have designated a small section of my website for these special stories from abroad.

And lastly, because I happen to live one of the greatest cities in the world (or so we say), another small section of the website will be dedicated to the everyday life here in San Francisco.  From food to indie music, coffee to neighborhood parks, cocktails to rainy day poetry, and maybe even a crack head here and there, this is just an average girl’s life in a not so average city.

Happy readings to all and I’ll sign off with one of my favorite quotes…

“…you mustn’t be so open-minded that your brains fall out.”  – E.E. Cummings




17 Comments on About Me

  1. Miss Albin sounds like a very well educated and travelled young lady. I would love to have the honour of meeting her one day. Great site Juju well done. Great writing too.

  2. Good lord woman…what haven’t you done? And do they really eat dog in China?

  3. well written “about” page. all you need to do is cut and paste this to wikepedia 🙂

  4. love your website. You’re beautiful

  5. Jennifer Worrell // May 6, 2012 at 8:37 pm // Reply

    Amazing life you’re leading! Well done!

  6. Pretty cool stuff. Have you ever got into beer? I love both wine and beer, but am fascinated with the world of beer.

    • I actually have been loosely affiliated with beer and used to work with a micro-brewery in Sydney. I love beer, it’s my Sunday-Funday drink of choice 🙂

  7. thevikingmikeblog // July 2, 2012 at 4:02 am // Reply

    I will keep checking back great stuff..

  8. This is awesome. I love wine and am so jealous of your travels! awesome blog 🙂

  9. I am fortunate to have stumbled onto your blog. You’re a truel hipster. Maybe one day you can post your top Pinot Noir’s?

  10. Nothing like a positive bio … and a wine love boot … Thanks for visiting my little corner, which obviously allowed me to discover this one!

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