While getting my Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing at the University of Minnesota, I studied abroad in Florence, Italy.

That time abroad had a major impact on my life and my love for wine! I started to realize that wine wasn’t just a beverage, but a way of life, an art, and a connection for so many people. Taking back a greater understanding and appreciation for wine and cultures other than my own, my curiosity for wine grew. I graduated college and moved to LA, pursuing a career in the events industry. While I had some incredible experiences, I felt like it wasn’t for me.

So how did I get into blogging? I started The American Wine Girl™ in 2018 as a creative outlet and a way for me to share wine recommendations to my friends. Then I started my wine education courses through WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust), and completed levels 1-3 in a year.

Since starting my blog, I have gotten to work with some dream brands including Coravin, Champagne Taittinger, Wine Enthusiast, Bordeaux Wines, Chianti Wine Consortium, Vinho Verde Wines and more.

I 'm Carolyn

without the snobbery that is often associated with the wine industry. I also hope to inspire people through travels and share lifestyle aspects of my daily life.

If you’d like to work together or have questions please reach out to me at carolyn@theamericanwinegirl.com.

My goal is to educate those who wish to learn more about wine

I was born and raised in Fargo, North Dakota. Growing up in a place that was cold, and so far from other things, gave me the desire and passion to see the rest of the world.

Fun Facts:

I grew up in North Dakota

I hold records at my High School for Sprints in Track & Field

I studied wine in Virginia & Napa Valley

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