My name is Amanda Claire Goodwin. I’m from New Jersey, born and raised. I graduated from both Wagner College (2013) with a degree in Nursing and Monmouth University (2009) with a degree in English. I took courses in Improv at Monmouth University taught by Theater Faculty Dr. John J. Burke. I have also completed the Intro to Hosting/Developing Your On Camera Personality course with hosting professional Leila Sbitani.
I’m currently living at the Jersey Shore with close proximity to NYC. I’m a freelance wine writer, individual contributor to WineTraveler.com and I run my own personal blog, The Real Housewine. I create video content and I am comfortable in front of the camera. I also have on camera interview experience with wine based journalism: I have conducted interviews with wine label owners, tour of wineries, and provided wine product recommendations for the general consumer.
I have a special interest in natural wines and lesser known/emerging wine regions. I particularly chose to focus on wines and producers that are practicing sustainability, organic, and/or biodynamics practices.
In 2018, I founded National Orange wine day, to be celebrated annually on October 6th. In October 2020, due to social distancing restrictions I hosted the FIRST-EVER, completely Virtual Orange Wine Week from October 5-10. This year for 2021, the event is on pause as I am also a fulltime healthcare worker.
You can find more information here: www.nationalorangewineday.org
Member Spotlight- November 2019