Diane is a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers and graduate of a fancy-pants wine and beverage education program in St. Helena, CA. This required many flashcards and a lot of coffee. She lives in the Washington, DC area, where she works in retail teaching wine education classes, helping customers find the perfect wine, and snorfling food samples 'giving her input' on products for the cheese and gourmet food section. She loves cats, Ruffles, her beat up Dansko clogs, morning power walks (arm swinging and everything!) and anything with bubbles.