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Hi, I'm LAURA!

I used to know nothing about wine. I was just good at drinking it. Now, I know a ton, but it was super overwhelming starting out. That's why I made it my mission to make it more fun to sip, learn and love wine.

Based in New York City. From Wisconsin. Been livin' it up since '86. I have 3 cats, 2 rollerblades, 1 husband, and 0 regrets.

Read on for the rest!

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Why I started learning about wine.

My husband has been working in the wine business for many years so people always assumed I knew everything about wine and would ask me questions about it. Like all the time. My response would be a long blank stare. It was a bit awkward, especially at work functions. So several years ago, I decided it was time to learn more.

Why I started SippingTHIS.

With all the questions I was getting, I saw there was a need for what I'm now doing. Thing is, I didn't enjoy learning about wine at first! It was overwhelming and boring. The wine culture felt stuffier than a pre-teen's bra. I didn't want anyone else to feel intimidated like I did. So I took what I learned, simplified it, added my own twist and ta-da SippingTHIS was born. 

What SippingTHIS is.

A website, email subscription, social community, and online gift shop that offer gifts, resources, and tips that make drinking and learning about wine more fun. It's all about starting at the beginning, learning at your own pace, trying new wines and having fun! It's also a great excuse to get together and drink more wine (hello date night idea, girls night activity, wine of the week club)! Once you GET SIPPIN', I hope you won't want to stop. 

What SippingTHIS gives you.

Knowledge you can throw down anywhere, anytime. Excitement when you try something you've never had before. Confidence when telling the bartender, waiter, shop owner what type of wine you're interested in (or interested in trying). Connection with other like-minded wine lovers. #AllTheFeels when you see someone fall in love with a SippingTHIS gift you give them. AND a new appreciation for the wine you drink. 

What I look forward to most.

Building an educated, unpretentious community of wine lovers, being able to make people laugh every day, and making some new friends along the way.

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This is basically what my long blank stare looked like when I started learning about wine... also my cat.

This is basically what my long blank stare looked like when I started learning about wine... also my cat.

This is the chalkboard wall I painted in my apt... my first ever wine saying! Below it is what used to be my dining table... now my office,

This is the chalkboard wall I painted in my apt... my first ever wine saying! Below it is what used to be my dining table... now my office,

This is my husband finishing a bottle of wine. NBD.

This is my husband finishing a bottle of wine. NBD.

This is you confidently trying a new wine and loving it. You're welcome.

This is you confidently trying a new wine and loving it. You're welcome.

This is my favorite wine. Eva Eva.

This is my favorite wine. Eva Eva.

This is me drinking beer. Random, but it happen sometimes.

This is me drinking beer. Random, but it happen sometimes.