I guess that is what a new year is all about…gaining and implementing a new perspective. My new outlook is one of opportunity and challenges. I am still at the crossroads I mentioned late last summer but my path is becoming clearer. Perhaps the clarity is simply in response to knocking things systematically off my list. 2010 and 2011 were years filled with the word “NO” being thrown my direction from every aspect of my life. In 2012 I’m not going to settle for “no” anymore. I see a whole world of “YES” and now I just have to find a way to make those affirmations into affirmative actions…..Can I do it? Yes!!
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SIMONE FM SPINNER, CWS, CWE, IS A CERTIFIED WINE SOMMELIER AND CERTIFIED WINE EDUCATOR. SHE RECENTLY RECEIVED A MASTER OF HUMANITIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT DENVER AFTER RESEARCHING THE AESTHETIC VALUE OF WINE. SIMONE RECEIVED THE FIRST BA IN THE STUDY AND ENTERPRISE OF WINE GIVEN IN THE STATE OF COLORADO, GRADUATING MAGNA CUM LAUDE, WITH HONORS. HER AREAS OF EXPERTISE ARE AESTHETICS OF WINE, WINE & ART PAIRING, WINE & FOOD PAIRING, CELLAR MANAGEMENT, WINE LIST DESIGN, DEDUCTIVE WINE TASTING ANALYSIS AND WINE EDUCATION. SIMONE IS THE FOUNDER OF WINE ROCKS.LLC AND THE “GET INTO THE GLASS” EDUCATIONAL SERIES. SHE ENJOYS DEMYSTIFYING WINE FOR OTHERS. SIMONE TEACHES HER “GET INTO THE GLASS” SERIES LOCALLY, BRINGING FUNDAMENTAL UNDERSTANDING TO WINE NEOPHYTES AND ENTHUSIASTS ALIKE. SHE IS A GUEST LECTURER FOR THE WINE PROGRAM AT METROPOLITAN STATE COLLEGE AND THE WINE ACADEMY OF SPAIN. SIMONE ADVISES RESTAURANTS AND RETAIL LOCATIONS ON WINE SELECTIONS TO ENHANCE THEIR SPECIALIZED WINE INVENTORIES, TRAIN THEIR STAFF, AND HOST WINE RELATED EVENTS. SIMONE IS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE COURT OF MASTER SOMMELIERS, THE WINE & SPIRITS EDUCATION TRUST, AND THE SOCIETY OF WINE EDUCATORS. SIMONE LIVES IN THE FOOTHILLS WEST OF DENVER, COLORADO WITH HER DOGS. ASIDE FROM WINE, SIMONE ENJOYS CYCLING, GARDENING, LIVE MUSIC, DANCING, FOREIGN FILMS, STUDYING LANGUAGE, WRITING, AND TRAVELING WHENEVER SHE HAS THE OPPORTUNITY. EVERYTHING I AM DOING IN MY LIFE IS TAKING ME ONE STEP CLOSER TO LIVING MY DREAM-IN EUROPE. View all posts by French Wine Girl Travels