Our Staff

Alison Glander

alisonglander_headshot.jpgAlison is a real estate writer and marketing professional with a passion for food and wine.

Originally from Southern California, Alison graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas with degrees in Journalism and Dance Performance. She is currently studying to earn her WSET II certification with the hopes of one day having a career in the food and beverage industry.

On the weekends, you can find her teaching dance classes, playing with her rescue dog, watching crime shows, and spending time outdoors…mainly on patios with sangria in hand.

She loves all wine, but is particularly fond of Côtes du Rhône blends or anything that pairs well with pizza or Thai food. She also loves perusing Trader Joe’s for delicious, affordable wines.

20170425_164612.jpgHeather Hague

Eight years ago, Heather took a detour from her career in the medical field to follow her passion for wine. She worked in sales for a wine distributor before starting her own business last year, doing At-Home Wine Tastings with The Traveling Vineyard. Heather stated writing about wine and studying for the WSET in order to expand her knowledge even more. She is looking forward to eventually earning the title Master of Wine.

In addition to studying and growing her wine business, Heather is a full-time stay-at- home mom of a 2-year-old son and a 4-year-old daughter that keep her very busy! She has been happily married to an amazing guy for 5 and a half years who has encouraged and supported her throughout this journey.

Read all Heather’s reviews here.

Erin Leick

By day, Erin teaches high school history. By night, she grades papers. When possible, she drinks wine! Erin learned to tolerate wine when she lived in Germany at 21. She learned to love wine a few years ago when she realized that there’s more to wine than Riesling! Erin’s favorite thing to drink is sparkling– California, Champagne, Sekt, Cava, Prosecco…. the list goes on. When not drinking from a flute, she prefers seasonally appropriate wines: light reds, Rosé, and Rieslings in the spring and summer, and heavier reds with colder weather. When in doubt, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, and Malbec are her go-to wines.

Look for Erin’s posts on Friday mornings. Read all her reviews here.

headshotTodd Pernicek

Todd desperately desires to one day achieve the status of “wine snob” although he has accepted he is forever stuck in the novice land of one who simply appreciates the potential that comes with a casual glass of wine. He works as a Human Resource Manager, and is a husband and father. His daughter, at a very young age, once pronounced, “Daddy drink wine!” He pairs his wine with writing, reading, music, cooking, and friends and family. His palate is easily persuaded with no particular preference of varietal or region. Although, when forced to choose, the Pacific Northwest region, specifically Oregon Pinot Noirs top the list.

Look for Todd’s posts on Monday mornings. Read all his reviews here.

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Mark Gudgel