The Corkscrew Diary is a global travelogue and personal
introduction to artisans who bring life to wine and wine to our lives.
From the Pinot vineyards of the Willamette Valley in Oregon to the Pinotage
Estates of the West Cape of South Africa there will be no leaf left unturned
and no big barrel untested. Set against a backdrop of working vineyards, "The Toasted Hostess," introduces and reveals unique destinations, volumes of varietals
and fabulous food pairings through the words of the winemakers and chefs
I am Deborah Gee, "The Toasted Hostess"... With energy, the curiosity and the
devotion to uncovering stories of passion and fine wine - all of these elements wrapped-up in a fun and
enthusiastic persona. My goal is to change conversations and enhance the
romantic experience of wine... The 3-5 min vlogs (Visual Blog) are all over the
web on 30+ social media sites. I hope to take the “pinky” out of wine drinking
and to shine a light of enjoyment, laughter and friends on the art of wine…
Born in Namibia, I grew up as part of a large
extended family a world away from the vineyards and industry of wine. It
was not until the mid-90’s, while in New Zealand, that I acquired a taste for
the sumptuous Sauvignon Blanc and crisp chardonnay of the North Island.
This unquenchable thirst for knowledge has accompanied my move to America.