What is this? Who am I?


After sitting on this for awhile, I finally decided it was time to introduce myself, what this site is all about, and…well…just to sit and chat for a second.

First off…hi! My name is Alina. Some of you may be familiar with me from my other site, One Girl, One Glass, One World, where I talk about wine, food, booze, and travel. If you’re not, then let me tell you about me.

I’m a 40-something xennial from a small town in the southwestern corner of Washington state. I’ve been married since 2018. Let me tell you…my marriage story has more twists and turns than a soap opera. That is another tale best saved for another time.

I suffer from a permanent case of wanderlust. I feel weird when I’m not checking into a hotel somewhere on my days off…which is funny because I work for a hotel. I love getting on a back road somewhere and discovering what’s there. I even love the hustle and bustle of a big city.

I’m an aficionado of all things alcohol. Beer, wine, spirits…I am not afraid to try it all. I’ll try to highlight some of the beverages I love here. Just be forewarned…my tastes run from cheap beer to $100+ bottles of wine.

There’s a lot more to me than just the aforementioned items. I love to cook. I love makeup. I’m a football and NASCAR fan. I’m a bit of a science nerd. And if you’ve ever seen me in a debate on Facebook, you know that I can make a point and back it up very well.

Buckle up y’all. This is going to be a journey.