If you want to know about wine, Julia Jackson is the person to go to. As a member of the Jackson Family Wines Collection, and its current proprietor, she grew up in the business. Not only did she work at the family winery in her youth, as a teen she also spent a summer in Bordeaux, France, where she learned the language, culture, and the French technique of wine making. With all her experience and knowledge, Jackson can tell you what are the best wines in Sonoma (she usually points to Verite, which consistently gets high scores from critics). She is also happy to point out the other brands of wine her family produces other than Kendall-Jackson for new generations of wine drinkers, such as Champ de Rêves’ Pinot Noir.
Making wine, however, is not Julia Jackson’s only passion. She and her family are also heavily involved in non profit work. Jackson herself created the Seeds of Empowerment program. It gives out $100,000 a year to female leaders and entrepreneurs committed to helping the environment and advocating social change. Jackson Family Winery donates annually to nearly 40 different non profits, including the Red Cross and the United Way.
Julia Jackson is a 2010 graduate of Scripps College, where she earned a B.A. in Studio Arts. She also attended the Stanford Summer Institute of General Management in 2010. Jackson is also a co-founder of Rex Apps, which provides up to date information on restaurants and bars.
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The Traveling Vineyard is an easy and fun way to make money from your love of wine. Its business model is very simple: after signing up to become a guide, you meet with a regional leader to discuss how you can succeed as a Wine Guide. After this, you are shipped your first “success kit,” which includes all of the materials you need to start tasting and selling wine.
There are many benefits to becoming a Wine Guide. First and foremost is the ability to make money. The Traveling Vineyard is a fantastic side hustle. The income is also incredibly flexible – the more you put into being a Wine Guide, the more you get out of it. However, something many people miss before joining The Traveling Vineyard is the ability to make friends and to have fun. After becoming a Wine Guide, you have the opportunity to meet other people just like you at Regional Events and you will also begin to attend wine tastings, where you will meet wine guides and enthusiasts alike.
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If you’re thinking about joining, you should check out The Traveling Vineyard’s social media, such as their Facebook and Twitter. Nothing is more indicative of the wonderful atmosphere surrounding The Traveling Vineyard than these pages. Here they provide Wine Guides, Wine Enthusiasts and even casual wine drinkers with a slew of fun infographics. Recently, The Traveling Vineyard posted an infographic describing which wines pair best with common football snacks, such as chilli or seven layer dip.
If you’re a wine enthusiast or just generally a people person, becoming a Wine Guide is a fun and financially rewarding experience.