I started Wine With Me to share my experiences with wine and my reviews of wine with both the wine novice and the fellow wine enthusiast. I want to help people learn about and develop a taste for wine.

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Dana of Wine With ME

I’m a young professional with a passion for wine. While I wouldn’t go so far as to call myself a wine expert I do have a pretty good knowledge of wine, especially for someone my age. In my opinion there is nothing better after a long hard day then winding down with a nice glass of wine and my dog Rio (She’s named after Rioja wine)!

From the moment I turned 21 I had an interest in wine. It started out as desire to seem adult and sophisticated but turned into a true love for the complexity and flavors of wine. My parents are big wine drinkers so they’ve introduced me to some pretty nice bottles of wine. I also studied in Rome, Italy for almost 5 months were it’s cheaper to drink wine than water!  These experiences developed my taste for wine but it was attending a weekly wine tasting class for almost two years that developed my knowledge of wine.  Ten Dollar Tuesdays at Papa Joes, in Michigan, really helped me to learn how to talk about wine and pick out individual characteristics of wines.


I’m addicted to few things but wine just happens to be one of them. And you’ll have to admit nothing is better than sitting back and having a good glass of wine after a long day. I’m not an expert but I do know good wine. I really started to enjoy wine when I turned 25. However my budget wasn’t always so agreeable with my taste in wine. Then I realized you don’t need to buy the most expensive wine in the world just need to get the kind of wine that is made well. This means if you drink it from a box you may want to pay close attention to what Dana and I have to say.

I currently work in the New Media industry but don’t let that fool you. I may love technology but I do love the old world process of wine making. Remember winemaking is an art form that will speak to you in different ways. 

  1. Hi Dana & Lissette,

    Great post on wine! Please e-mail me at natdecants@nataliemaclean.com. It’s about wine of course 🙂


  2. Hi Natalie-We hope you received our email.
    Dana & Lissette

  3. Kevin Cournoyer

    I too have developed the same passion for wine as Dana speaks of. I enjoyed reading Dana’s posts, and I find them to be both informative and easy to read. I myself am getting away from Foreign wines and delving into wines made in the USA. I especially like Washington wines. The Walla Walla company does an amazing job with their Boom Boom Riesling and their House Wine Red. I also have really grown a liking for Petite Sirah, mostly grown in California. It has an interesting history, and I really enjoy the taste.

  4. Kevin! Glad you are enjoying the blog, I really appreciate you taking the time to read it. Sounds like your getting more into the fruit forward new world style wines. You’d probably really enjoy some Australian wines too. The Layer Cake Shiraz is a pretty awesome Australian wine for under $20. I’d love to hear any wine recommendation you might have. Good to hear from you!

  5. Lowell Gladd

    Hi Dana, saw your parents last night at Papa Joes. Your mom told me to go and check out your blog, pretty cool stuff. Hope you make it back in town some Tuesday.

  6. Galen from $10 Tuesday's

    Wow, I’m impressed. Natalie MacLean is reading your blog. You should check out her book “Red, White, and Drunk All Over”.

  7. Hey Dana!

    Great blog!! Look forward to following it!

    David Sweet

  8. What are some of your favorite wines, either by grape, producer, or region?

    • My favorite type of wine is Amarone, sadly it’s a pretty expensive wine so I don’t get to drink it all that often (you can check out my post on Amarones here). As far as style of wine, I don’t think you can go wrong with a really bold full bodied wine.

      My taste in wine really depends on my mood and what type of food I’m eating with it. The inexpensive wine I always keep on hand is Gnarly Head Old Vine Zin. I’ve got all my friends hooked on it and you really can’t be the quality of this wine at the $10 price point.

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