I Shocked Myself this Week-Scout and Cellar Wines

Dear friends,

I have a confession. I did something I thought I’d never do.

I’ve had opportunities.

Multiple opportunities.

But I resisted.


I know. I’m as shocked as anyone who knows me would be.

I’ve been approached by friends about many MLM opportunities but could never get on board. I didn’t see myself using enough to make it worth it. I am a little paranoid about certain ingredients. If I had questions about efficacy, I’d need to do research that I didn’t have the time to do. I’m not good at sales. For all of those reasons, I resisted.

But last weekend was different. I went with low expectations. We wine geeks often are very suspicious of marketing claims, internally correcting or questioning. I expected it would be that kind of night. But I was wrong.

I suspiciously picked up the bottles and looked for origin. I found a Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir from Oregon, Merlot from Central Coast, a Pet Nat of Cabernet Franc.  Small production, varietally correct wines. Grapes grown using sustainable, biodynamic, and/or organic practices. No added sulfites, sugar, additives.

I was intrigued. And then I tasted them. And my interest piqued.  These wines were good. Really good. These are the wines I like to drink. These are the wines my wine friends like to drink. These are wines I could get behind.

This was no ordinary MLM.

Needless to say, I left the party wanting to learn more about the company and potential opportunities. The more I researched, the more I realized that this was not just something I could get behind, this was something I wanted to be a part of.


I promise to not bombard my readers or my friends.

I promise to treat these wines as I do any other sample (even thought I’m buying and selling these).

I promise to be as ethical in my approach to this adventure as I am in my writing, my life.

HOWEVER, I also promise to share these really exciting wines. And if you want to join the party, I’m your gal.

Maybe I’ll do something else shocking this week to make it a trend! Skydiving anyone? Sign up for a marathon? Let the kids eat McDonalds? Nah, one crazy step is enough this week. Plus, I’ve got a new business to run.


Alissa Leenher



P.S.-If you check it out and want to know more, send me a message and we can chat.





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Wine lover. Oenophile. Wanna-be-sommelier. Mom. Mommy. MA-MAAAAA!!!!!! Grocery shopper, budding nutritionist, dish scrubber, meat cutter. My love of wine started in my mid-twenties. I have no formal training, just a decent palatte and a desire to learn. And I am pretty good in the kitchen. The more I learn, the greater the desire to educate myself through articles, blogs, travel, and surrounding myself with others who like to discuss wine. When things calm down (what's that?) in my life, I may choose a formal education in the arena, but for now, I will taste, share, and taste some more. My descriptors may or may not be "correct." My pairings may wow, surprise, or may not "work." But, the best learning is through trial and error, right? Especially when the "trial" means drinking more wine. So, if you are up for a little wisdom about wine, and a lot of wine-induced wisdom, come along for the ride

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