About

A little about this site…

There are so many sites out there that feel so “stuffy”.  In truth, the academic review of wine and beer bore me.  This site is about the personal experience with wine, beer, events, etc.  A Toast To Me shares those moments in time made possible by good (and sometimes not so good) wine, cold beer and fun events.

 

meA little about me…

It’s taken me some time, but I’ve decided that life was WAY too short to be stressed, so I created a life where I can spend my days playing with wine and beer….. and as you can imagine, my stress level has decreased dramatically!  I am very active in the wine and beer community and have obtained the Level 2 Intermediate WSET Award in Wine and Spirits. This is why I put this site together..  because I’ve realized that my life, although sometimes rather average, can be rather entertaining.

 

My thoughts on wine…

Whereas I grew up with wine on our dinner table every night, I had never really considered it as anything other than another beverage choice at dinner (one usually reserved for my dad and grandfathers).   Since December ’07, however, I’ve immersed myself in the world of wine.  My mentor, when it comes to wine, is a dear friend of mine who is always willing to share.  I’ve grown an appreciation for wine.  So far, I’ve enjoyed everything that I’ve been exposed to – from the bottle to the color to the smell, the taste, the finish.  But one of the things I probably enjoy the most is the “story” behind the wine, behind the winery, behind the vineyard.  I love the romance that wine brings to the table — that’s what gives the wine its character in my eyes.

Contact Information…

I invite you to email me with your thoughts and suggestions at claudia@atoasttome.com.  The only thing I ask is that you please refrain from sending any spam mail.