file-dec-02-3-18-29-pmWe call a “Wine Site for The Rest of Us” and we say that because we don’t think the enjoyment of wine should be that complicated.  If you agree, and want to throw out the jargon and most of the rules we hear are so critically important to the consumption of wine, then you’re in the right place.

Most of us drink wine because we enjoy the taste, the sense of place that it provides, the nice complement wine provides to any meal and the companionship it brings to friendly gatherings.

We aren’t all wearing suites and fancy dresses and lining up 10 glasses for a vertical tasting of 1970s First Growth Bordeaux.  We aren’t pairing our wine everyday with roasted duck and grilled octopus.  Rather we’re in comfortable clothes with kids running around looking to pair something with the hot dogs the kids didn’t finish off (Chardonnay is nice).

So Winemodo is for the rest of us, the majority of us perhaps, who drink and purchase a lot of wine, who want to learn more about it to deepen our love for it, and want to expand our wine horizons without breaking the bank and or enrolling in academic studies on vinology.  If that sounds good to you, please sign up for our email newsletter.  We will never spam you or share your email address; we will just send you new posts as we create them.

A little more about me

I’m Andrew, and I started enjoying wine during the dot com boom in Seattle in the late 1990’s.  At the time, Washington State vineyards were still making their mark in the wine world and I was fortunate to attend several events and plan several visits to the great wineries of the Northwest early on in my wine journey.

It sparked an interest, a passion, that was followed by trips to Europe where my appreciation for wine, especially French wine, deepened even more.

I started a wine blog that never went anywhere, but I wrote one post about buying wine at Costco that received 20X the traffic as any other post.  So I bought a domain and started in 2007 on a whim, partly because of the traffic I noticed on my post but also because our family would shop at Costco and spend an exorbitant amount of money on huge packages of toilet paper so dropping in two or three bottles of wine wouldn’t really move the needle noticeably at the register.

It took a few years, but the site found an audience, and we built a great community of similar minded people that still lives strong today.  I also started writing short pocketbooks about wine that answered a lot of the questions my readers asked me about wine, starting with a general overview, then getting into French and Italian wines.

And now my love for wine has brought me to creating, which is more general in nature, not confined to one brand and offers up possibilities to explore more in the wine world and share it with readers.  I hope you enjoy it and find value in what we write.

Founder/Editor: Andrew Cullen

About Contributor Erin Hayes
Erin Hayes graduated from the University of Georgia with a BS in Dietetics before moving to Manhattan to fulfill a desire to work in big-city hospitality. She spent eight years learning about food and wine in some of the best restaurants in New York City before returning to her Georgia roots. Erin currently works for an established wine importer and spends her free time running through the surrounding parks of Lake Lanier.

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