Don’t miss this story in the New York Times today. Alex Elman is a wine taster and trader in New York. She happens to be blind and this appears to hold her back from almost nothing. Alex explains:
I call myself the blind wine chick. … I’ve always had that sense of smell and taste that’s been heightened. … I’m in that glass. … I see the grapes. In my mind’s eye of course. I see the soil.
She also speaks several languages, skis, swims and so on. We’ve had the pleasure to work with Alex in her wine business and can confirm that she’s also undaunted when dealing with the government.
By the way, the New York Times is doing a great job morphing from a paper to a multimedia extravaganza, and this should not be lost amid all the gloom and doom about publishing.