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Wine has been a passion of mine for years. 
 

Upon graduating from Lynchburg College with a Financial Economics degree, I found myself uninspired by those mundane hours working at the office. Always a lover of wine, I decided I wanted to learn more about it. I landed my first job in the wine industry in 2007, working part time at Barrel Thief, a wine shop/bar in Richmond's West End. There, not only did I get the knack for all things wine but it is where my passion for wine took off, and it has yet to slow down!

With over six years in the local DC wine industry, I have experience ranging from retail, distribution and production. Within the industry, I held positions such as sales rep for Global Wines Distribution, marketing manager for Boxwood Winery and store manager of the now closed, Market Cellars. With each experience, I took away more knowledge of wine as well as the industry.

Currently a Senior Accountant at BDO, I still keep my foot in the wine world. In August 2010, I founded the Young Winos of DC, a group of fellow wine lovers who want to expand their knowledge of wine through fun, social gatherings. I have been hosting and promoting social, educational wine events around the DC Metro Area for over six years. 

I also co-founded the inaugural DC Champagne Week with my close friend, Alison Marriott. We plan to bring a sophisticated, educational and bubbly week to DC in the fall of every year.

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 jessica.r.milby@gmail.com
 

Cheers!

Jess