Leslie Richmond has a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management with a minor in Beverage Management from the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston, which is one of the top three colleges in this area of the United States. She has also worked in the wine industry in both the consumer side and the distribution side. Her wine travels have taken her to Napa, Sonoma, France, Italy and Spain for intensive study and enrichment. She has visited over 40 different vineyards and/or wineries and has tasted and compared wines from almost every wine region in the world. Her ongoing goal is to introduce and educate everyone she knows about wine in the most non "wine snob" way possible.