The nascent Virginia Wine Academy is growing fast with the addition of Tracy Waldron, our first Richmond-based faculty member. Our relationship with Tracy was forged at the Capital Wine School when she and Chris and I studied for the WSET Diploma (an excellent way to get to know someone). At the time, Tracy was living in DC and a number of us formed an informal tasting group outside of the classroom setting to hone our tasting skills as we slogged through the light wines of the world. Tracy was a big part of that informal group and boy does she know her wines. Chris and I knew that she moved to Richmond to set up her fine wine consulting business, waldronwine.com. Just look at her bio and you will instantly know why we are so proud that she has accepted our invitation to join us as a faculty member of the Virginia Wine Academy.