Getting closure: From cork dork to oak geek

After 13 years in the wine industry selling natural corks, synthetic closures, screw caps, capsules, and other packaging, I’m diving from the top of the bottle into the bottle: I’ve started Petraea Plus, a company dedicated to providing oak barrels and other maturation vessels, barrel alternatives, and premium automatic slide-out barrel racks to the wineries, breweries, and distilleries of eastern North America. In my travels through New York, Michigan, Virginia, Ontario, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky (and the list goes on), I’ve noticed that these areas are woefully underserved by all of the industry suppliers tripping over each other for the “big biz” in California, Oregon, and Washington. Time to give the states east of the Rockies the glory and attention they deserve!

I’m a wife, mom, passionate foodie, and avid traveler, visiting customers all over the most exciting emerging craft beverage regions on the continent. I’ll be posting photos, videos, and articles about my [awesome] clients, travels, somm study, industry trends, and educational content arising from my tastings and conversations with the winemakers, brewers, and distillers of the eastern United States and Canada, who are some of the most interesting, intelligent, compassionate, and hilarious people I’ve ever met. Cheers!

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