November 21, 2023 1 min read
since Jack and I waved goodbye to a massive moving truck and packed up two little kitties for our trek back to our new home in my native Colorado. Sounds fun, right? In the end, it turned out to be more difficult than expected.
I spent 20 years in Canada. The first ten I worked in broadcast journalism, finishing in the national newsroom in Toronto. From there, I made a relatively easy transition to wine. I went back to school and learned how to sell and make wine. In 2011, I began working with two brothers who just started a winery of their own. The story is a good one. We made delicious wine together; they helped me create my virtual brand in Canada - Suárez Wines; together, we built a fantastic winery and created long-lasting friendships among our families.
So, it was a very sad day when I told them I had to leave so I could grow Suárez -on my own. Deep down, I knew they would understand. I knew what it meant to them to be faithful to your work and craft; I knew they would completely understand. And I was right. Today is 24 months since I left Canada. We're in Colorado in the middle of an exciting Market build. And, yes. Suárez does stand alone in more ways than one... but I'm ready to show what I learned from my brothers-in-wine and the time spent home away from home...in Canada. -Lisa Suarez-Tadus