FINALLY! I have been asking her to do it for quite some time, and she has finally gone and done it. My No. 2 (no shades of Dr. Evil here mind you), Shannon Depenbrock, a level-2 sommelier, has embarked on her own blog, entitled Sommelier in the City.
At 26 years old, she has done an incredible amount in this business already, and whether she wants to or not, will probably take over the reins from her dad as owner/operator of DEP’s Fine Wine & Spirits, though that is several years down the road. In the meantime, being a young woman, the world is her oyster.
An avid, experienced traveler, she has been to Europe many times, and if memory serves, I think she even had an audience with Pope John Paul II while she was still in high school. Many trips to France, where she has reinforced her love of French wines (as well as helped her develop her skill at French as another language), has driven her to learn all she can about wine. She is on an incredible journey, not only in the wine biz, but in life as well, and her blog is an open invite for all of you to join her. I hope you do.