Hi! I’m Stephanie Marks and I’ve been a wine lover since 2008. It all started when I took the infamous “Wines” class at Cornell University my senior year. I caught the wine bug and have been involved with wine ever since! The summer of 2008 before I moved to NYC for my first “real job,” I was a Tasting Room Server at the New York Wine and Culinary Center in Canandaigua, NY. I learned a lot about NYS wines, and my love of the Finger Lakes Region grew. Although born and raised here in the Finger Lakes, I never quite appreciated the area until I started learning more about it while at the NYWCC.
When I lived in NYC for two years, I visited every wine bar I could afford! Eventually, I returned to Rochester, NY to be with my long term boyfriend (now husband!). While living on Park Avenue, I worked at a wine store in addition to my full time job as a Financial Analyst at a bank. I loved finance, but I could not get rid of this feeling that I should be combining my love of wine with my career! So in 2014 I made the switch to Constellation Brands where I continue to work today in the Financial Planning and Analysis department.
The idea for this blog came when I was joking around with a friend that the only hobby I had was wine. She responded, “you should start a blog!” So here I am, a first time blogger, writing about one of my greatest passions…Finger Lakes Wine!
If you aren’t convinced of my “street cred” yet, I have visited dozens of Finger Lakes Wineries on all three of the big lakes (Seneca, Keuka and Cayuga), and attend wine events as often as I can. I hope to become your go-to expert for all things Finger Lakes Wine!
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