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My name is Melanie Ofenloch and I have a philosophy – no wine snobs allowed.  While my profession is marketing communications, my passion is drinking wine.  I don’t consider myself a wine expert – just an everyday person with a love for the grape, a few annual Pilgrimages to wine regions and at the end of each year, an ugly Visa summary to prove it.

It took me a long time to realize an everyday person (especially me) could write a wine blog.  I am not a sommelier, winery owner, wine marketer or wine expert. But, how many of us are experts? Wine is a product that should be discovered, shared and enjoyed.  And, if we’ve ever shared a glass of wine, you’ll agree that what I am lacking in formal knowledge, I am not lacking in passion.

My wine roots are humble.  Growing up, I was given a glass of Uncle Louie’s homemade wine, which let’s just say was quite an experience – and not a good one.  In college, I shared Gallo pink blush jug with my college roommate for weekend parties.  When I was newly married, my husband and I discovered inexpensive Italian wines together.  It took my first trip to Napa, to realize what a great wine could be.  I also discovered that wine would become a journey of discovery.  I never realized how quickly I would go from a counter top wine rack to more than 650 bottles in our cellar.

Learning about wine has been wonderful, but I believe experiencing wine is the fun part.  That will be my focus with this blog – from people who are just starting to learn about wines to the certified experts, I want to build a community.  I look forward to raising a glass with you.

You can contact me by email or @dallaswinechick on Twitter.



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