After graduating from the University of Michigan in 1996 I realized that my General Studies degree (even though it was a tremendously rewarding experience) was not extremely conducive to much in my future. At the time I happened to be working part time at an iconic Ann Arbor wine retailer and I realized how wine, in all of its manifestations and tangents, incorporated the gamut of my studies--history, literature, anthropology, and religion, even philosophy. However, the most rewarding of all my human experiences have always been related to savoring the fruits of this Earth and I thank my family for that (plus the great cuisine and bounty of my native Peru). Therefore I could not pass the opportunity to engage in what I classified as my "Grad School" and inculcate myself with the knowledge of wine and food. I realize now that it has become the brunt of my existence. I cannot spend a day without cavorting over the pleasures of the palate and all of the social variety thereunder. Briefly stated: I enjoy food and wine and its history and I have never been the same since I started this love affair. I would love to share my passion for food and wine with you!
University of Michigan, General Studies, Ann Arbor, MI
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