After a 34-year career in education teaching elementary school students through university graduate school students, Terry began a new career as a travel writer specializing in the wine industry. Taking thousands of photographs and writing articles, Terry visited wineries and vineyards in the Toscana, Umbria and Campania regions of Italy, southeast England and Wales, New Zealand, Canada and numerous states in the United States including: California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Nevada, Texas, Kentucky, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina.
Formal wine education includes the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Intermediate Certificate. However in 2009 the direction of wine education shifted to making wine. While taking online winemaking courses through Washington State University, Terry also crafted a barrel of Cabernet Sauvignon at Vint Hill Craft Winery in Virginia, and worked with a group to make a barrel of Cabernet Sauvignon at Tin Lizzie Wineworks in Maryland. During Spring 2010 he helped to plant an experimental vineyard at Tin Lizzie Wineworks.
Terry presented,”Best Practices for Increasing Traffic to Wine Regions,” at the 2012 International Wine Tourism Conference in Perugia, Italy. Terry’s articles are published on the Wine Trail Traveler site, Destinations Travel Magazine and Examiner.com. Terry and his wife Kathy are currently co-authoring a book about wine journeys.
Terry Sullivan will be delivering a talk titled
Ambassadors Are the New Customers
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