I love wine and love to talk about it, especially Kentucky wine. The wine industry in Kentucky has been growing, but people outside the state and even in the state are unaware of it. Friends have asked my advice about wine for years, with some suggesting I write a book. I wrote A Wine Lover’s Odyssey Across Kentucky to promote wine and Kentucky. The book discusses the history of wine, grape varietals, and takes readers on a virtual tour of some of the states’ wineries. I later started a blog about Kentucky wine where I discuss Kentucky wineries, wine and grape varietals, cooking with wine, and travels to wineries outside Kentucky. I am very familiar with public speaking from my career in education, teaching Political Science at both high school and college levels.