How I got started in wine
My first wine bottle was disappointing. I remember buying it from one of those wines & spirits outlets in Nairobi. I served it in a plastic tumbler and hated the first sip. It was astringent and somewhat bitter. “Is this how wine is supposed to taste? There has to be something better“, I told myself. And so I began. I got on my laptop and searched for the term “Wine in Kenya” and “Wine events in Kenya” and found very little information. I had an old notebook where I would scribble what I was learning. In a few months, I started an online journal which was meant to be a private space for myself to learn about wine. You can see my old 2013 blog here.
I accidentally shared one blog post on Facebook and people started asking me wine questions. That prompted me to learn more so that I could answer those questions. Through this blog, I have been able to teach, share, network and travel for wine. I am excited to fill this space with my stories and moments. Wine has always been something that has piqued my interest for years. I started this blog as a place to share everything that I was learning about wine.