I'm just a guy who had a story that had to be told. A few weeks ago, my boss told me that I never half commit to anything, and I guess this book is a result of that. I spent so much time and too much money getting this book together, but it was all worth it. I hope you take the time to get into my head and learn about an amazing journey, a great story of love, and the lessons I learned while traveling through the unique countries in South America. This book is more than about me, it is about the people I met, the unbelievable landscape, the intense cities, and the peaceful beaches. Latin America is such an diverse and mysterious continent, and from the fresh powder of Bariloche Argentina to the sweet salt of Ipanema beach in Rio, I made sure to get the most out of this trip. I currently live and work in Oakland at Rosenblum Cellars, continuing to learn and work with wine, hoping to build a career in the industry.