Crushing Wine Snobbery #103

Crushing Wine Snobbery

Ahh – wine snobbery.

You know the type. Mr or Ms know it all, interrupting or controlling the wine conversation so you are aware of how much they know about wine, dripping with elitism and reveling in terms you’ve never heard. it can be intimidating, irritating and at the very least intrusive. But how do you deal with them? We don’t want to be rude. Truly the wine experience at it’s most fundamental is about enjoyment. About camaraderie and laughter, not about how much one knows on a technical level about wine.

Today, we are reveling in tips to share with you so you can get this monkey off your back and into the play that wine enjoyment should be.

“I note, for the record, that I’ve had $30 bottles which tasted far better than $1000 bottles I’ve had. Much of the snobbery lies in simply being able to afford the bottle.” ~Oliver Viveier

Word of show is SNOB.

Debra and Kelly

What wine is in our glasses?

In Debra’s Glass: Savage Grace * Riesling
Tangerine, Lime and WET STONE – (What does wet stone taste like?) Pair it with some goat cheese and nut nibbles… or with some spicy Thai!

Twitter: @SavageGraceWine

In Kelly’s Glass: Truett Hurst Winery *  The Criminal
Red blend with 40% Syrah, 40% Zinfandel and 20% Petite Sirah.

Twitter: @truetthurst

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The Founders and Your Hosts:

Kelly Mitchell * @KellyMitchell
Founder, WomenOnWine.TV
Founder, Author, and Voice of Agent Caffeine

Debra Trappen * @debra11
Founder, WomenOnWine.TV
Soul Tank Specialist * Author * Speaker at d11 consulting

About Debra Trappen

Debra is the Co-Founder of Women On Wine TV.

Her Purpose: To fire people up and into their greatness…

Debra's daily mission: "To ignite passion, infuse purpose, and inspire progress by connecting, engaging, elevating and empowering amazing relationships and brilliant ideas."

A dynamic, professional educator, speaker, and Chief of Sass and Moxie of d11, Debra Trappen fires up leaders, sales professionals, and growth-minded organizations. She inspires individuals to define and design a personal brand that helps them build a life and business that fires them UP. Debra also enjoys working with executive teams to guide them through the process to build a MAGNETIC company culture through conscious, values-based leadership!

Prior to launching d11, she was the Chief Experience Officer for Coldwell Banker in Washington and Oregon where she led the programs focused on recruiting, training, and motivating 1,100+ real estate agents (aka solopreneurs) as well as the social media education and strategy for the organization.

Debra's background includes executive recruiting, sales management and various entrepreneurial ventures along the way.

Debra is also a co-founder of an online show - WomenOnWine.TV - an entertaining show celebrating wine and life. Each episode is filled with juicy lifestyle and business chats with fabulous tastemakers from all walks of life. This passion project definitely fills her soultank!

Her first book Fire Up! Taking Your Life and Business to 11 is available on Amazon and various books stores across North America. She is vision-casting an entire series, focused on niche audiences - so get ready to be inspired and motivated into taking action towards building your best life!

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