There is more to this site than just me. Here are just a few of the characters that play a role in my life. Every so often, they may make an appearance in a post.
Doesn’t her nickname say it all? She’s my MAMA! She is my go to when it comes to all things Bordeaux.
My fiercest defender. The one person I love more than my Mom. My guidance. My inspiration.
The Cuzzy: April
April is my cousin and best friend. I may or may not have roped her into the crazy world of wine with a bottle of mystery-blend pink wine, raunchy inside jokes, and the promise of one hell of a good time. We often call our adventures “Cuzzy Dates”…even if we just see the People of Walmart at the “Fancy Walmart”! Yes, we have nicknames for the Walmart stores in our area. Don’t judge.
The Little Brother: BJ
BJ is my “little brother from another mother” and I’m his “big sister from another mister”. Screw with him, you gotta deal with the bitchy big sis who will chew you up and spit you out. Screw with me, you gotta deal with my asshole li’l bro who will make you regret living. That’s just how we roll.
The Kentucky Best Friend: Shannon
I love this woman. I call her “Kentucky Shannon” in conversation because a) that’s where she’s from and b) I know too many Shannon’s!! If I’m ever stumped on a pairing, she is the first person I reach out to. Why wouldn’t I? She’s a CIA-trained chef who has a whole list of amazing accomplishments that go beyond her culinary training. We often complain about how her state can send their bourbon all over the world, yet I can’t send her wine without an act of Congress.
The St. Louis Best Friend: Mandy
Mandy lives in the St. Louis area, but would drop everything to come to Washington state. I am often her “supplier” for good wines. I also provide her with empty bottles for her wine bottle candle business, Grapes of Wax.
**SIDE NOTE** The Cuzzy, The Kentucky Best Friend, and The St. Louis Best Friend are the three women who I know I can text whilst in the middle of a panic attack and know that they’ll be like, “Bitch, here’s the damn truth!” They are my ride or die.
The Author: …sorry, their identity is a secret…
The Author is a longtime friend, published author, and confidant. This person is someone who I trust when life is pulling me in a million different directions. Quite often, The Author ends up smacking my crazy ass back into reality. A thank you never suffices for what this person does for me. However, I can usually make it up with a nice Bordeaux.