HOW DID POUR DECISIONS COME ABOUT?
Kristi & Kelly are best friends, next door neighbors & bonded immediately over wine when they met in 2016. In late 2018, Pour Decisions Wine Society started as a fun way to get our group of friends (who love wine) together once a month and try new wines. We all have kids around the same age, we live in the same neighborhood, & we carved out this once a month time to get together & catch up, which is sometimes tough with the hustle & bustle of daily activities. Our monthly meet ups grew & drew more & more attention as we told others about our weekend plans. We quickly realized we had a real business here that appealed to more than just our crew.
After months of going back and forth on design and concept, product development, beta test groups, building a faithful online presence and following, we are now moving toward launching our game on the open market & crowdsourcing by year-end. Our little dream is coming to fruition! We would like to thank all of our supporters, beta testers, family friends who've encouraged us to pursue this! Thank you!
WHO ARE WE?
Kelly DePari - Chief Financial Officer
Favorite Wine: Stags' Leap Chardonnay (make sure you know which side the apostrophe goes - it makes a difference)
Favorite meal: Cheese pizza and French fries (well done)
Early bird or night owl: night owl! You will find me watching Snapped late at night. I absolutely hate mornings and making school lunches. You'll find me in the school drop off line in my pj's.
What excites you about wine?: the pop of the cork and first sip of a new wine.
Favorite place to enjoy a glass or bottle: Sitting around the kitchen island or in the backyard. Anywhere good friends are. I'm not picky.
Favorite snack with wine: pretzels or popcorn
Favorite wine region: California wines are my favorite. I always went after Napa Valley wines until Kristi introduced me to Lodi!
Hobbies: reading, crafting, and knitting. I collect cookie jars and Pez dispensers. I'm a tv junky - love me some Grey's Anatomy and General Hospital!
Family life: Wife to Luigi for 13 years. Stay at home mom to 2 girls. I spend most of my time leading 2 Girl Scout troops and counting endless box tops for the school PTO.
Hometown: born and raised in Bethlehem, PA. I've called Texas home for the past 10 years.
Hobbies: all things food. I love to cook, read cookbooks, and I recently completed my nutrition certification. I'm obsessed with my Peloton. I also can't get enough of podcasts.
Family life: Wife to Ryan for 10 years and mama to a boy and girl. Girl Scout leader, taxi driver to kid activities in the evening, and big advocate for family dinners together at the table chatting about our day.
Hometown: born and raised in sunny San Diego, CA. I became a Texan in 2016 and we absolutely love it!
Kristi Davis - Chief Executive Officer
Favorite Wine: I am a HUGE fan of jammy and bold Zin's and absolutely ANYTHING by Michael David (my favorite winery)
Favorite meal: anything with avocado. Though I do love a filet mignon and steamed artichoke.
Early bird or night owl: Definitely an early bird! I start most days at 4:30 a.m. with a workout, 2 cups of coffee and scrambling to pack lunches and get kids up before battling Houston traffic to downtown where I work in the legal field.
What excites you about wine?: the aroma, the color and the moment you taste it and just melt.
Favorite place to enjoy a glass or bottle: Outdoors on a nice evening, relaxing and enjoying time with others.
Favorite snack with wine: charcuterie board of cheeses, meats, fruits and nuts.
Favorite wine region: Central and Northern California, but not Napa. I love wines from Lodi, El Dorado County, or Solvang/Los Olivos/Santa Barbara. Still a California girl at heart.