Sarah is an attorney-turned-sommelier who has dedicated her life to taking the headaches out of great wine.
We mean that figuratively and literally. We’re all familiar with the stress and frustration associated with wine shopping—What pairs with what? How much should I spend? Is this brand any good?—and the sheer uncertainty of an untrained, uninformed selection. But moreover, we’re familiar with the more-consistent-than-clockwork morning-after migraine that accompanies a night of wine consumption. It’s arguably the most prevalent drawback to drinking wine at all. Sarah is all-too familiar with this feeling.
Ironically, it started while she was studying to become a sommelier. What started as a glass of wine to accompany long nights of cramming would eventually materialize into an unbearable headache the next day. Sarah knew something was off. A single glass shouldn’t lead to pain of this magnitude. So she began doing some research of her own. She spoke with renowned naturopathic physicians, and she consulted with vintners. Eventually, she discovered the source of these headaches: the up-to 300 chemical additives imbued in almost all mass-produced wine. Yeah. 300. Crazy, right?
This is where the fun began. Once Sarah stumbled upon the truth about mass-produced wine, she promised to discover and deliver a cleaner, healthier, better option. “Chemicals belong in a swimming pool,” she’d say. “Wine should be as natural as possible.”
Sarah hit the road, and she hasn’t really stopped since. Her mission: To scour the world, discovering the best clean-crafted wines and learning exactly what goes into them. She treats every outing like a full-blown excursion. She studies growing methods. She walks the vineyards of prestigious wineries and humble up-and-comers. She develops lasting relationships with each and every vintner. She lab-tests each release. And to this day, she gets really excited and flips out a little for every bottle she comes across. It’s adorable.
She does all this because she’s as passionate about delicious wine as she is about getting them into the hands of everyone she meets. That, in short, is exactly what Scout & Cellar is all about: Discovering the world’s most delicious clean-crafted wine and delivering it right to you. Because everyone deserves to live cleaner, healthier, and better.