Pam Riley

My name is Pam – I am a wine and food blogger whose wine journey began almost a  decade ago when a wine festival served as my introduction to wine. I have an affinity for  both food and wine. I love sharing my experiences in the food and wine world through  my writings, recipes, and my camera lens. I enjoy working as a freelance photographer  when I am not visiting vineyards or creating in the kitchen. I am an aspiring  entrepreneur who hopes to one day own a very quaint wine and tapas bar. 

You can find my blog at Food & Wine Chronicles (,  where I share real-world experiences in the food and wine culture. From wine reviews  and wine articles to interviews with winemakers and winery visits, reviews of the latest  food hot-spots to the creation of cuisine—all meant to help educate, inspire, motivate,  and connect visitors to the fantastic vibrant and cultured food and wine lifestyle. 

Originally from Sacramento, California, I relocated to Virginia as a result of my  husband’s promotion in 2000. I received my Bachelor of Science from Saint Leo  University, St Leo, FL (via satellite campus), where I studied Computer Information  Systems. I worked for many years in the local school system as a technology specialist,  retiring in 2018 to pursue my dream of becoming an entrepreneur in the food and wine  world.