The World of Wine. One Glass at a Time.
YOUR PASSPORT AWAITS
Do you dream of lazy days by the Mediterranean? Dining al fresco in Italy? Or heading to an adventure Down Under?
If you’re like me and your wanderlust exceeds your wallet (not to mention your vacation days) join me on a whirlwind journey around the world, one glass at a time.
I’m Dena and I’m a wine travel journalist and sommelier. My mission is to share the world with you through the lens of wine. During my fun and interactive wine tastings, I’ll take your tastebuds on a grand tour from small chateaux in Bordeaux one month to sipping Chenin Blanc in Cape Town the next.
With me, a glass of wine is your passport to the world. Together we’ll share some great stories, great wine and spend an evening feeling like you’ve traveled to far-flung places, all without the expense or the jet lag.
Bring the world to your TEam
Using wine, I bring the world to communities, companies and private events throughout Phoenix. Whether you want to jet off to France with wines from the Loire, or go on a whirlwind adventure to Oregon, California and Burgundy to explore the many expressions of Pinot Noir, I work with you to craft your perfect escape.
My classes are designed to be educational, interactive and most importantly, FUN. Naturally, you’ll learn a bit about wine, but you’ll also be transported through taste and story to where the wine comes from as we sip and swirl our way around the globe.
"Dena orchestrated an incredible wine pairing dinner for 18 of the most influential people on the F&B scene in Arizona. We learned about a wide variety of wines and enjoyed a cornucopia of food. At this exciting dinner, we were able to learn, laugh and share a unique culinary experience. It is moments like this that we all carry as beautiful lifetime moments spent with friends."
Lynette Carrington, Food Influencer
With a background in content marketing, a sommelier certification and first-hand experience with wineries in over 35 wine regions, I work with wine brands to bring your story to life.
From content strategy to implementation of anything from blogs and web copy to thought leadership articles and branded collateral, I ensure your wine brand is more than a cool label on the shelf.
As a wine travel journalist I’ve covered the people, wineries and destinations in over 35 wine regions. My work has appeared in outlets like the BBC, United Hemispheres, Iconic, Wander with Wonder, Wine Country Media and more.
I am a 2024 Wine Writers' Symposium fellow.
I work with both print and online editors to bring the world of wine to life.