This week on U Look Hungry, Helen Hollyman sits and chats with Laura Maniec, Master Sommelier and owner of Corkbuzz Wine Studio. Tune in to learn how Laura found her career in wine and why she thinks the face of the sommelier has drastically changed over the years. Hear some of the wines and champagnes that are exciting her right now and find out how to handle yourself on a date if you know nothing about wine. This program was sponsored by Hearst Ranch.

“If you’re into wine, and you’re in the wine business, there’s nothing like being involved in a hands-on way in the winemaking process.”

“I think there’s a lot less snobbery around wine [right now]. People are becoming less intimidated. The face of the sommelier has changed. No longer do we have silver cups around our neck wearing suits. We’re young, approachable and fresh. ”

–Laura Maniec, Master Sommelier and owner of Corkbuzz Wine Studio on U Look Hungry