About ashley.

Originally from Wisconsin, Ashley Hausman moved to Colorado to hike and climb mountains as soon as she had a B.A. in hand.  Quickly she learned, she needed to find a career.  So she went back to grad school to get her PhD in English & American Literature, beginning with a Masters at New York University.

A few long papers, a thesis and a masters degree later, she found wine was not only an incredible way to enhance Derridean studies, but it had its own story to tell: of regions, soils, cultures and farming.  While Woolf still had her heart, Burgundy was creeping in…

She decided to postpone the PhD and go for the plunge.  Now, she manages a wine shop in Denver, Colorado–Little’s Wine & Spirits near the University of Denver. She orders by day, sips and tells all in her blog by night, and runs private wine parties in between in addition to giving advice on cellar building, wine vacations and food pairing.  It’s a passion that grows only more complex with every passing vintage.



6 thoughts on “About ashley.

  1. Love your blog! I’m a francophile, oenophile and “velophile” (made-up word!), so a lot of this hit home for me. Can’t wait to visit your wine shop the next time I’m in Denver!

    Posted by Kathryn Anderson | 04/12/2011, 3:21 pm
  2. Smart. Funny. And beautiful. That’s a dangerous combination. JV’s a lucky man. As an ex-New Yorker, oenophile and velophile (credit: Kathryn Anderson) who has never been to Paris, I can’t wait to go with my wife and kids (next year?).
    Also, we will definitely stop by the shop if we are in Denver.

    Posted by Jason Schweitzer | 04/14/2011, 2:24 pm
    • You’re too sweet. I will be very happy to meet you if you are in the Denver area. Please stop on by. And if you’re in Paris before then, enjoy! It is one of the best places on earth, no doubt. Cheers!

      Posted by ahausman | 04/14/2011, 2:56 pm
  3. Wonderful to meet at CDG, I’m happy that you are bringing such good sense and Wisconsin ethics to wine exploration for the world! (And now I know what sabrage is. How fun!)

    Posted by hypnagogic (@hypnagogic) | 07/16/2012, 2:23 pm
  4. I’d like your advice about selling a 1995 Chateau Lafite Rothschild which was given to my daughter several years ago. She is thinking about selling it and would like to know the best way to go about that. She lives in Denver.

    Posted by Dick Rooney | 04/05/2014, 8:38 am

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