I started writing about wine in 2012 as a side interest to my career in implantable medical device product development. On retirement in 2019, I turned my attention full time to wine education and writing. I recently completed the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Diploma level certification and I am a certified WSET educator. My wine blog, Food Wine Click!, has won multiple awards including a Millesima Blog Award in 2017, Born Digital Wine Awards Shortlist, as well as several posted articles in Jancis Robinsons annual Wine Writing Competition. I have collaborated with Whole Foods Market, Made in France, Primo Ceramic Grills, Wine Pass Italy, Vital Choice Sustainable Seafood and with the #MerlotMe group of wineries. I split my time between residences in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Dijon, France.