I spent 17 years in the wine industry before reinventing myself as a mortgage broker in 2005. The wine industry was exciting, but the constant travel schedule eventually became exhausting. I’ve flown a million miles on American Airlines alone, and plenty more on many other airlines. The small benefit is that I’ve earned lifetime gold status on American. The downside is that I wasted countless hours of my life in taxis to the airport, security lines and more lines at the gate, not to mention all of the flying time and hotel time away from home. My desire to end the business travel and become a part of the local community brought me to the mortgage industry – a life change I’m very happy I made.
I’ve poured wine at hundreds of wine events, and I’ve hosted dozens of fine wine dinners – built around an ideal pairing of wine and food, designed to help show off both. It struck me that comparisons can be drawn between wine and mortgages. And so I created a chart that puts my ideas on paper and actually conveys a lot of great information. I hope you enjoy it – but don’t take it too seriously, it’s just for fun!