So, who is Suzanne? Let me tell you a little about myself.
After living in Switzerland for most of my adult life, I returned to the United States in 2007. I didn’t exactly repatriate with bells on – actually quite grudgingly in response to my husband’s desire to live in Colorado. But I love Dani (my hubby since October 1987) dearly, so it was back across the Big Pond, this time to the Rocky Mountain High Country.
After volunteer work with a Geneva-based United Nations NGO, in 1995 I moved to Zurich where I worked for Swiss Reinsurance. Back to Geneva in 2002 made the distance between work and play in Bluche shorter, but soon we were traveling frequently to our tiny home in Vail Valley, Colorado.
Since 1999, we traveled frequently to Piemonte where we developed cherished friendships with winemaking families who trace their roots back many generations. We continue to travel to Piemonte and maintain our close contacts with Switzerland and Piemonte.
So here I am, a reformed attorney who now delights in writing food, wine and travel stories for my blogs and my weekly Vail Daily column about the places I love, the talented people I know and my behind the scenes experiences cooking with some of the finest chefs in Colorado.
My first book, Labor of Love: Wine Family Women of Piemonte is my homage to the indomitable spirit of the wine family women 22 families of Piemonte’s Langhe, Roero and Monferrato regions. Only in the last 40 years have these courageous women been allowed to step from the shadows into roles in the family wineries that long were prohibited to them. Women like Chiara Boschis, Ornella Correggia, Giovanna Rizzolio, Livia Fontana, Francesca Vaira, Elisa Scavino and Paola Grasso are making their own valuable impact on this world famous wine region. RELEASE DATE: JUNE 2, 2016.
This book is merely the first in my “Labor of Love” series of wine families across the globe.
Writing and travel planning for clients seeking under-discovered adventures in Piemonte and Valais keeps me busy and acts as a virtual umbilical cord with my cherished Valais and Piemonte.
Come along with me as we explore the under discovered stories of the world’s wine regions. You probably know them well, but there is so much more yet to be discovered.
If you love wine.
If you love people.
Travel with me.