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Jaye, the Dallas-born connoisseur behind Proud Wineaux, can determine whether a wine originated on the right bank or left bank of the city of Bordeaux. This isn't just a party trick or a way to navigate France while blindfolded; it's evidence of a decade spent up front and behind the scenes experience at world renowned restaurants such as Jean Georges, Tom Colicchio's Craft, and various New York City hot spots, where she shares her gifts as a wine and beverage consultant.
During individual, group events, or private tastings she helps students explore the world of wine in a friendly environment free of pretension. "The moment you begin to release the fear of not knowing, the learning begins," she says on her website. She expresses techniques to pair wines with cheeses according to the grape nuances and cheese distinctions.