Originally from Wisconsin, Ashley Hausman MW 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 in Lit and instead pursue the Master of Wine. She is now one of only a few hundred MWs in the world (about 50 in the U.S.).
She currently represents two sales portfolios in Denver for Old World Wine Co and Craft Wines. She also teaches Enology at Metro State University. She sells wine 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.