Today, BostonHerald.com features CWT in a piece including an interview with our very own Fiona Coxe. Along with Chief Wine Ambassador Wes Narron, Coxe discusses turning a passion into a career.
Sometimes you take advantage of career opportunities because you are looking for a major change, and others because it’s just time to do something you enjoy (and make a little money while doing it). Such was the case for Fiona Coxe. She has channeled her passion for wine into running tours in the Boston area for City Wine Tours.
Her workplace employs wine lovers in the Hub and environs, providing them with an opportunity to share their wine enthusiasm and earn some money in the process.
Wes Narron, chief wine ambassador, said the opportunity to work for City Wine Tours gives him and other wine lovers the chance to pass on their knowledge.
“The only way you get to improve your knowledge of wine is to drink a lot of it,” Narron said. “It’s a matter of tasting it.”
Narron described wine ambassadors as people who tend to be adventurous eaters who are not afraid to taste all kinds of things and want to have their own “first-hand perception of identifying tastes and aromas.”
Coxe met Narron several years ago when she was approached to write a review about City Wine Tours for her blog, A Boston Food Diary.
“The timing didn’t work at the time,” she said, “but years later as I was beginning my own wine studies, the opportunity presented itself again and I was able to attend.”
She immediately fell in love with the tour, which she described as a “mix of education and fun.”
“It took what can be a stuffy subject and made it uncomplicated and approachable.
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