Mile High Wine Tours Spotlight: Cindi Little
We want you to know about our amazing staff!
By Epiphinae McClennon
Whens she’s not water skiing or brewing her own beer our sweet and vivacious Cindi Little is catering to your wine needs on tour. She most definitely knows her wine.
- How long have you been with mile high wine tours?
- Since September 2015.
- How long have you been a tour guide?
- Since 2001. Its been so long I haven’t bought about it in years. I worked at a winery before. Was stole away from coworkers that started grapevine tours in California.Husband moved me to Colorado 6 years ago. Disliked other jobs and met Felipe. At the time he had no one and it worked out.
- What do you enjoy most about your job?
- Meeting people from all over the globe. Our wine tourists come from everywhere. I’ve met people from Germany. I once gave a tour to the Royal Society of Chemists. They were made up of variety of people from Europe. Some were Canadian and Australia.
- What’s your favorite wine?
- It depends on the time of year, for summer, a white merlot from Wilson Creek. In the winter I like red blends. But it’s hard to have a favorite when continuously try different wines.
- Tell me how YOU taste wine?
- White wine: Don’t have it too cold because you wont taste all the nuances.
- Red wine: Sip it. Press tongue to the top of your palette and push it back to your throat and thats how you will get the pepper and the smokiness etc.
- If someone was interested in becoming a guide what is the best advice you would give them?
- Be able to talk to anybody about anything at any time. Know your wine it will come with time. I started young, my dad would get wine for christmas and stick it in a closet and leave it there. In my 30s I understood wine and grew an appreciation for it. You gotta be a comedian and don’t forget to have fun!