Drink Wine with Me in LA!

Sunday, December 4, 2016 2 No tags 2

Hot off the (internet) presses! Happy to finally announce Airbnb‘s new way to experience travel – Trips – of which I am a founding City Host. I’ve been playing wine guide for a handful of months now to travelers and it’s been a blast. Excited to finally be able to talk about it. If you are coming to LA for vacation or even if you live here, let’s drink some wine together!

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You can learn more about the trip and book it here.

How to Read a Wine Label

Friday, September 16, 2016 0 No tags 0

Reading a wine label, especially an Old World label, can be a bit confusing sometimes. There’s a lot of words in a different language, you don’t always know the grape variety or the blend, you might not be familiar with the region or winemaker, etc. I thought I could break it down and try to demystify the whole thing. Once you know the things to looks for, it gets easier! And, well, there’s always google…

Watch the vid below!


Photo by Jeremy Dempe

 

Travel with Whitney: Burgundy

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 0 No tags 0

I am a lucky lady. I literally pinch myself sometimes (on the forearm, to be specific). When I started working in wine I kind of knew I would get to travel a bit and see the wine regions of the world, but I never would’ve imagined all those years ago how much I’ve been able to get my butt on a plane and explore. And this summer, I was invited to Burgundy by Atout France and Bourgogne Tourisme! I would’ve been an idiot to not accept, right? Right.

Burgundy is a region I’ve always wanted to visit. It’s one of the most famous wine regions in the world and somehow I’ve managed to never actually go there. I love Burgundy wines (who doesn’t?) and couldn’t wait to spend 5 days drinking A LOT of them. And eating. And riding bikes through vineyards. And drinking and eating some more.

We started our trip in Dijon, making our way to Beaune, with stops in Chablis, Vézelay, Puligny Montrachet, Nantoux, Mercurey, and more. We had a bright red car and an itinerary. And thirst.

And guess what? We filmed the whole thing. Take a look at the video below to see all of the adventures!