Wine Academy & Salon du Champagne director
Kat left a position as a corporate attorney in Las Vegas to pursue her true passion, wine & champagne! Kat has visited over 100 wineries in Europe in the United States. Armed with a diplôme from the Université de Reims in Champagne, she is tackling her next challenge this fall, the WSET level 3. Kat strives to take the snobbery out of wine, one sip at a time!
I joined Wiine.Me in January 2014 as the Wine Academy & Events Director. I work on developing our wine events and create the wine content for the Wine Discovery and Wine Academy.
How do you enjoy drinking wine the most? What is a good bottle of wine for you?
Wine should be shared with friends and family! A bottle doesn't have to cost a ton of money to be great, but it should elicit emotion...even if that emotion is, 'I should have another glass of this fabulous wine.'
Favorite combo (place + food + wine + with)?
My absolute favorite memory of wine and food combo was during my very first visit to Burgundy, mere weeks after I moved to Europe. We had a picnic of local meats and cheeses picked up from the open air market in Beaune, with some gorgeous wine from Volnay in the vines of Le Montrachet. My best friend from law school and her husband had flown out to visit us and the day was just perfect!
My husband had just defended his PhD in particle physics from Notre Dame University. I brought a bottle of 1998 Winston Churchill from Pol Roger. We didn't have the best glasses, and perhaps it wasn't served at the best temperature, but that was the best wine I've ever had.
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