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ABOUT ME

Joey Casco - The Wine StalkerHello! My name is Joey Casco. I live on Cape Cod, I'm in my 30's, married to a nurse, the father of a seven year old princess-ballerina named Lillian and a new slobber monster named Daisy. I'm also an enormous Boston Bruins fan.

I was the fine wine manager at Luke's of Cape Cod in Dennisport (Massachusetts) from 2011 to 2018, and now the fine wine manager of Yarmouth Wine & Spirits. I'm a Certified Specialist of Wine and a Certified Specialist of Spirits.

As far back as I can remember I always had a talent for writing stories, or so everybody told me, but non-fiction was still my biggest interest to read. I've had websites since I started making them when I was 13 or 14, before most people even knew the internet was available in households.

If you played Sid Meyer's Civilization III for PC in the beginning of the 2000's, you may remember my animated leaderheads under the handle sween32. I haven't been involved in that community for years but my work is still pretty popular.

I was even a web designer for a few years before a client drought forced me into the wine and spirits industry in 2004. My introduction to wine started there but the interest to really get into it came from my preexisting condition of being a history geek. I soon realized that I enjoyed wine far greater than any other adult beverage, and I've been in love with it ever since.

I love teaching people. I especially love teaching people about wine. So I have this blog and hope to one day be a wine educator.

ABOUT THE BLOG

The Wine Stalker logoThe Wine Stalker started as a Facebook page in the summer of 2013 to follow my CSW studies. It then became a blog, and joined other social media outlets, in April of 2014 after I had passed and could devote time to things other than cramming my face full of flash cards.

I try to publish something on the blog every Thursday and Sunday, and my monthly wine pick comes out on the first day of the month.

What you'll see here is pretty diverse. I love writing heavy, educational long reads so expect plenty of those. But also expect smaller posts, original memes and recipes.

As time moves along there have been more and more wine reviews. Which is funny because I never intended this to be a review blog. But the way I see it now is... why bother drinking it if you're not going to share it?

You'll notice that sometimes I don't refrain from using strong language. We're all adults here, right? And if you're not... then why the hell are you reading a wine blog, kid?
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