Brook & Bull wines are scrumptious, bold, and super smooth. It's our go-to gift for dinner parties. And the winemaker, Ashley Trout is one special lady. Not only does she make exquisite wine at a fabulous price point, she helps provide better healthcare for vineyard and cellar workers. Cheers to that! Photo credit: Victoria Wright
Originally Washington DC, but I’ve been in Walla Walla, WA for twenty years.
Married, a 7 year old son and a 9 year old daughter and two dogs (one good and one bad)
I love making wine. This is my third winery. I wanted to focus on blends that fit no tradition and high end, boutique wines that aren’t overly oaked.
It’s all about creating beauty in this world and we get to do it with fun people in a great place.
Lots of exercise, baths, fireplaces, journaling and some music.
Taken myself more seriously early on. I didn’t think that I deserved to be asking big money from investors or hiring experts in their field and paying accordingly early on and now I realize that was a disservice to us all.
Take the big leaps. I’ve taken lots and they’ve worked well, but still, if I could do anything differently, it would’ve been more leaps more often, and bigger ones.
The Power by Naomi Alderman
It’s not new, but Breaking Bad.
Lana del Rey’s cover of Donovan’s “Season of the Witch”
French 75 – done well
Always have a lot of dried fruits – they take up any remaining space on a charcuterie board, go with wine, don’t spoil quickly, add a huge pop of color, and are healthy for those who can’t eat another cracker or cheese, but are still a little hungry.
Jordan Samuel Skin body oil. It smells amazing. I also like the Aesop soap line.
Shani Darden Retinol Reform
I don’t wear much. Laura Mercier lip gloss in blush or some mascara.
“Take the big leaps. I’ve taken lots and they’ve worked well, but still, if I could do anything differently, it would’ve been more leaps more often, and bigger ones.”