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6 THINGS WITH LEXI STEPHENS

6 Things with Lexi Stephens Founder of Lexi's Wine List

Based in Los Angeles, Lexi is a full-time wine enthusiast and started her wine tasting business to provide approachable wine education for everyday wine-drinkers. She’s passionate about teaching the basics of wine tasting, sharing wine recommendations, and helping people feel confident in choosing wines they love. Her career started in the global wine marketing world and she eventually made her way into wine sales, consulting, and built wine programs for some top Los Angeles restaurants. A true wine expert with WSET education through Level 3 passing with distinction. 

Lexi discovered her love for education - more specifically a passion for teaching people about wine through her own virtual wine tasting business and wine club that she started during the pandemic. It has grown into a welcoming community of people who want to drink wine and learn while supporting local wineries and sharing the stories of the people behind the wines. We asked Lexi to curate her top 6 wine picks made by women to share on our platform. Cheers to that.

1. What started it all for you?

I fell in love with wine during my studies abroad in Tuscany. I've always been a huge foodie and love to travel, so wine just seemed to fit right into my life. Along the way, I discovered how much I love to teach people about wine. I started teaching virtual wine tastings during the pandemic and have since expanded to in-person events. Whether it's inspiring a virtual reunion for a tasting with friends across the country, or just sharing everyday tips on how to be a more informed wine drinker, I get the most reward from seeing I made a difference in someone's life.

2. What drives your creative spark?

For me, it's about the people behind the wine. Not only their story, but also what they're doing to give back to the land. I feel most inspired by women and minority winemakers who have overcome tribulations to get to where they are, and now they're just passionate about sharing their wine with others. I love how wine inspires gathering and forces us to slow down and listen to each other.

3. Most treasured home decor item?

My Mark Thomas double bend wine glasses.

4. What’s the best advice you've ever received?

Know your worth, and then add tax. As female business owners, we have to stand up for ourselves and not let anyone tear us down. It's easy to always say "yes" because that's how we've been trained our whole lives, but standing up for your worth is so important and will earn you the respect you deserve.

5. It's 5 o'clock at home. What would you be pouring?

Wine! The type depends on my mood and what I'm eating for dinner.

6. What are your favorite 6 accounts that you follow for inspiration?

@alison__wu
@halfbakedharvest
@winonoire
@winewith.leah
@erinnobrienn
@carolyncoving

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"I feel most inspired by women and minority winemakers who have overcome tribulations to get to where they are, and now they're just passionate about sharing their wine with others. I love how wine inspires gathering and forces us to slow down and listen to each other." -Lexi Stephens