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!
Click here to download a PDF of my wine and mortgage pairing chart
|Extremely Short Term Mortgages ~ Delicate Wines Meant For Immediate Consumption|
|Short Term Mortgages ~ Wines That Will Age For A Year Or Two|
|Medium Term Mortgages ~ Wines That Will Age For A Few Years|
|Intermediate Term Mortgages ~ Wines Intended For Some Aging|
|Long Term Mortgages ~ Wines From The Very Best Vineyards, Capable of LENGTHY Aging|
10-year Fixed Rate
15-year Fixed Rate
20-year Fixed Rate
25-year Fixed Rate
30-year Fixed Rate
This list is for fun and is not intended to be complete. I think the right wine is the one you enjoy, and the right mortgage for your family is the one that helps you sleep well. Call me and we’ll discuss good choices for you!