Laura Maniec, a Master Sommelier and the owner of two year-old restaurant/wine bar/education center Corkbuzz Wine Studio off Union Square, is a tad busy right now. This year she’s expanding her business to Charlotte, North Carolina (where she has a home) AND the Chelsea Market in New York. That’s on top of running the original space, organizing and teaching classes, launching brunch, promoting her Champagne Campaign (all champagnes are half off during brunch and on weekdays after 10 p.m.), and offering blind tasting opportunities for aspiring and studying sommeliers.
In mid-March Maniec hosted the Toklas Society for a talk and blind tasting. See snippets for her personal story of entrepreneurship below as well as some wine tasting pointers and a list of the wines she chose from some of her favorite female winemakers around the world. Continue reading