Once in a while I meet someone who completely blows me away with their talent, positive attitude, and passion for life - Alex Elman is one of those people. She is a winemaker and a world traveler who just happens to be blind. Alex lost her vision at 27 due to complications from diabetes but that did not stop her from continuing to work in the wine industy.
Alex recently launched her own wine label, appropriately named Alex Elman Authentic Wine Treasures, and the current collection contains 4 varietals: Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Torrontes. These wonderful wines are also very affordable - they retail for $12.99-$14.99.
I recently had a chance to sit down with Alex (and her sweet guide dog Hanley) in New York City at the Hotel Giraffe to learn more about her journey while sharing a bottle of her delicious Torrontes - a refreshing and luscious white wine from Argentina.
Want to hear our conversation? Watch the video!