About Me

Wine has been a passion of mine for years. I have worked as a Store Operations Manager for a small, boutique wine shop in Reston Town Center, Market Cellars. While there, I learned a lot about wine and tasted plenty from all over the world.  I have also worked part-time as a wine retail salesperson at Screwtop Wine Bar in Clarendon where I learned a lot more about cheese (yummm)! I have experience on the wine distribution side with JAO Wine Imports and also on the winery side as a Marketing Manager of Boxwood Winery in Middleburg, VA. Most recently, I have taken a position as a Wine Consultant with Global Wines Distribution to expand my experience on the sales side of the industry. I have also completed the world renown wine certification, Wine & Spirit Education Trust out of London.

Wine has become more popular with the younger crowd, unlike generations before. August 2010 I started a group here in DC called the Young Winos of DC. It's a group of winos that get together to share good times, learn about wine and make new friends. This group has grown tremendously so far and I have met some great friends along the way.

Food is also a major part of my life. I enjoy cooking and learning new recipes. I also love entertaining! This blog is a collection of things wine, food and entertaining. Thanks for reading!

I can be reached by email at jesshagadorn@gmail.com

Cheers!
Jess