Hi, I’m Tracy Regan: traveler, writer, bicycle tour guide and Sommelier.
I became interested in wine since I was too young to legally drink it, when my aunt and uncle started a vineyard and winery, Whitewater Hill, in Grand Junction, Colorado. I remember tractor rides through the vineyard with my uncle and cousins – We would pick the fattest looking grapes and chew them up to release their sweet juices before spitting out the tough skins and pits.
I now enjoy tasting the wine made with those grapes, especially since learning from my aunt and uncle how to really taste and appreciate wine.
Guiding bicycle tours in wine regions, especially in Italy, has further developed this passion for wine. In the past 4 years I’ve been guiding off and on in Italy, along the way learning bits of Italian and becoming fascinated with the food, wine and culture. I’ve also become borderline obsessed with wine and have studied and earned my level II Sommelier Certification through the Court of Master Sommeliers as well as become ‘Certified Specialist of Wine’ through the Society of Wine Educators.
My love of wine, travel and writing have intertwined and inspired me to create this blog.
Here, I share stories, recipes, inspiration, tips and lessons learned from wine tasting, studying, cooking and traveling. There is still so much more to experience, and I’d love for you to join me on this journey!
Discover the world of wine with me one sip at a time!
Cin Cin! & Cheers!
PS: This post explains more in depth why I’m doing this and has a link to my previous travel blog.