"This first blush embrace of sharing the story of wine through The Corkscrew Diary is an exciting moment" stated Deborah Gee, the host and self-proclaimed World Wine Ambassador known as The Toasted Hostess. Continuing, Miss Gee adds, "we have spent nearly as much time as it takes for a fine grape to find its way through all of its processes to find a way to a distant exclusive bottle shop!"
The Corkscrew Diary has been the passion of Miss Gee for the last three years, one that combines her love of wine and food with travel. Her team of associates have provided worldwide recognition for her efforts from the humble beginnings in Nashville, Tennessee.
"I love the journey, the people, and the qualities of life that are shared amongst friends, old and new, in communion with the wines of our time. I find particular joy in sharing a vintage with a winemaker in the cellar of the estate on which the juices were brought to life".
There is, however, a serious side to this vivacious woman of wine. In the recent days, Miss Gee and her team have offered-up through their series of multi-media efforts content representative of social awareness with regards to wine, its use and abuse. Two webisodes baring the titles of "Wine and Gasoline" and "Unsavory Pairing" enliven the topics of drunk driving and fetal alcohol syndrome. "Sadly, you cannot have all of the sunshine and flowers without making known the dangers of irresponsibility" adds Miss Gee. "Sure, we want to talk about the enjoyment, passions and history of wine, but we must, as well, recognize that there is the potential of misuse and not so pleasant side-effects. I would not feel right if I did not share facts that have come to my attention through all of this global research."
A native of Namibia, Miss Gee has found her way to Music City and in turn the world of wine by a road less traveled. A childhood far away from the posh pretense of many of the vineyards who now open wide their cellar doors, makes Deborah aware of many real world nuances that help to diffuse the stuffy, snobby 'swirl, sniff, sip and spit' illusions surrounding wine. Deborah is each of us - one who enjoys wine because it tastes good with the meals and hospitality she is known for.
The negotiations of international distribution are strong and timely. Thirteen episodes of The Corkscrew Diary have recently been completed featuring multiple destinations across the United States, Canada and South Africa. International markets will provide the catalyst necessary to help fashion the iconic model necessary to break into the lifestyle media ranks that exist in the US.
Season two promises to be even more exciting and fresh for the US market. Pre-production is underway for destinations in Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Thailand and Israel... how's that for a whole wine world of fun?
The frenzy of activity around The Corkscrew Diary continues to swirl. "The time is now," says Miss Gee. And, one last thing, "remember life is too short, always drink good wine!"