Nicole Gentempo is a freelance writer and Certified Sommelier who loves to explore natural beauty, cultures and wines around the world. With a broad European history background she enjoys writing well-researched, in-depth articles that delve into a locale or a wine. She has written on subjects from viticulture, regions and history, to market trends and food pairing. As a traveler, she is often found in a canoe or sailboat, her love of the outdoors and water giving her the opportunity to present places from a unique perspective, often sharing them with a glass of wine.