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The Rosé Hour Podcast

Corner 103

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This week we have the amazing Ashlee of Will Drink for Travel and Lloyd of Corner 103!!!
About Ashlee and Will Drink for Travel
Ashlee Tuck is the founder and editor-in-chief of Will Drink For Travel, a website dedicated to all things travel and mixology.
Ashlee’s goal is to show her audience that traveling the world through food and drink is a way to immerse themselves in cultures other than their own. Her adventures have taken her to over 30 countries worldwide, with extended stays in Tanzania, Zambia, and South Africa.
Ashlee considers herself a cocktail enthusiast, amateur mixologist, and lifelong learner, with a heart for highlighting Black-owned spirits.
An influencer and host, Ashlee has been featured in publications such as Essence, The Grio, and Thrillist. She's also appeared as an on-air lifestyle expert for local TV stations in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., including MyTV Baltimore and Great Day Washington.
When Ashlee’s not traveling, she’s usually curled up on the couch watching all things reality TV and enjoying a delicious cocktail.
Ashlee holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from The George Washington University and a Master of Business Administration from Loyola University Maryland. She currently lives in Baltimore and works for the federal government in Washington, D.C.
Will Drink For Travel combines the love of traveling and seeing new places with the love of unique and native spirits. It’s a view of the wine, beer, and spirits encountered while traveling. We do our best to explore the land, people, customs, traditions, food, and stories connected with the featured alcoholic beverage. What better way to travel the world than one drink at a time?
About Lloyd Davis and Corner 103
Corner 103 was founded by Lloyd Davis as a result of his passion for wine and recognizing that most people are intimidated by it. Originally from New York City, Lloyd spent over 30 years in the Banking and Finance industry. He helped his clients buy and build middle-market companies in a variety of industries. While working in the finance industry, Lloyd entered the world of wine as a financial advisor for a major New York wine retailer and soon fell in love with the wine business as well as the art of winemaking.
Following his passion for wine, he left the financial world in 2008 to take control of Viansa Winery. At that time Viansa was struggling and Lloyd quickly returned it to profitability. He enhanced his winemaking team and changed the winemaking philosophy. As a result, his wines won, and continue to win numerous “gold” and “best in class” wine competition medals. Lloyd has developed a reputation for making world class wines and is committed to exceeding expectations.
In opening Corner 103, Lloyd wanted to (i) create a unique environment where his guests would feel comfortable learning all aspects of wine in a friendly, non-intimidating, and fun way; (ii) continue his track record of producing approachable, award winning wines; and (iii) demonstrate the proper way to pair wine with food. He wants his guest to understand that they are a “wine expert”! This is because everyone knows what they like and don’t like. Too many people rely on their “wine expert” friends to tell them what is good. But in reality, no one needs anyone to tell them what they like and don’t like!
Corner 103 has become a “must” visit for all wine lovers, whether expert or novice, coming to Sonoma Valley! It was ranked as one of the top 10 best wineries in the country by USA Today and has 5-star ratings on Yelp and Trip Advisor!

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by Host: Renée J. Johnson