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Wine and Dime Episode 72 - Forward Thinking with Sue Gruber

Hey Wine and Dime listeners, welcome back for another episode, and thank you for listening. Today’s guest is Sue Gruber. Sue is a retired teacher who has started a new business called Forward Thinking Home Solutions. Forward thinking was born out of the struggles that she came across while remodeling her home, and thinking about her future. When you listen to how Sue became a certified aging specialist you’ll really respect the time and commitment that she has put into this encore career. So sit back, open your favorite beverage and enjoy the show.

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Sue Gruber

Forward Thinking Home Solutions

forward.thinking.homes@gmail.com

Sue Gruber's career choices and passion for remodeling and design naturally led her to earn the National Association of Home Builder's (NAHB) designation of Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS). This subsequently led her to take NAHB continuing education classes for Universal Design/Build and Train-the-Trainer status.  

Years ago, as Pastoral Associate for the All Saints Parish in Corning, NY, Sue visited parishioners in nursing and assisted-living facilities and found that many of the residents were unable to go home only because their homes were unfit. This prompted her to renovate her own home, designing all of the changes and doing the majority of the renovations herself with the counsel of contractors and qualified advisors.  Intuitively, she used Universal Design elements throughout. Afterwards, she was encouraged to earn CAPS designation to help educate others in our area about Aging-in-Place and Universal Design.  She is passionate about educating others so that they can make good forward-thinking decisions when remodeling or building their home.

Sue is now a Licensed Approved NAHB Instructor and offers NAHB CAPS and Universal Design/Build courses for contractors, health professionals, designers, architects, and anyone interested in modifying or building a home.  Teaching these courses has been one of the most rewarding experiences for Sue, as it brings her in contact with dedicated experts from many fields related to aging in place.  Their stories are awe-inspiring. The sharing of experiences and expertise makes the class a well-rounded learning experience for everyone involved.  By the end of the three days, friendships have been formed and networks have been built.


This episode was presented by

Amy Irvine

AND IN COLLABORATION WITH

The Seneca Lake Wine Trail

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AMY IRVINE

ROOTED PLANNING GROUP

10 EAST MARKET STREET

CORNING NY 14830

WWW.ROOTEDPG.COM

EMAIL:  AMY@ROOTEDPG.COM


Wine and Dime Episode 6 - In the Wine Cellar with Jim Caron

In this episode of Wine and Dime, I will be talking to the Jim Caron.  Jim is a Cellar Master at Bully Hill Vineyards, located in Hammondsport, NY, overlooking Keuka Lake.   We talk about the wines, and how the wine industry impacts the local economy.  We hope you enjoy this episode.  You can find out more about Bully Hill by checking out their website at https://www.bullyhillvineyards.com/

The Wine:

Old Mischief:  A masterful Red Blend, with ripe flavors of raspberry and plum; accented by hints of spice.

Cabernet Franc:  Bully Hill makes a downright tasty Cab Franc with the grapes being sourced from Seneca Lake.  The current 2013 vintage was fermented in Redwood open top fermenters for maximum tannin and color extraction.  Once finished and pressed off, we fill up oak casks down in the cellar to bring this fine wine to fruition.   We do small lot production of 500 cases a year and thanks to our happy herd of customers this wine sells out annually!

Gewürztraminer: is a variety with a pink to red skin colour, which makes it a "white wine grape" as opposed to the blue to black-skinned varieties commonly referred to as "red wine grapes". The variety has high natural sugar and the wines are white and usually off-dry, with a flamboyant bouquet of lychees. Indeed, Gewürztraminer and lychees share the same aroma compounds.[1] Dry Gewürztraminers may also have aromas of roses, passion fruit and floral notes. It is not uncommon to notice some spritz

Amy Irvine of Irvine Wealth Planning Strategies, LLC

10 East Market Street

Corning NY 14830

www.irvineadvise.com

email:  amy@irvineadvise.com

Wine and Dime Episode 5 - Financial Fitness with Mark Struthers

In this episode of Wine and Dime I will be chatting with Mark Struthers.  Mark is a Gen X father that loves using his 14 years of experience, his education, and the freedom to act as a fiduciary to help families build and preserve wealth. He specializes in planning for and paying for college, while still helping families succeed.

The Wine:  

Pinot Noir by Lakewood Vineyards:  A classic garnet color suggests the feminine elegance and youth of this wine. Aromas of cherry, plum and toast precede a medium weight palate with a sturdy tannic backbone, finishing warm with hints of stonefruit and wood. Perfect with salmon, duck, and lamb.  http://lakewoodvineyards.com/pinot-noir/

Malbec from South America:  

Malbec is a purple grape variety used in making red wine. The grapes tend to have an inky dark color and robust tannins, and are known as one of the six grapes allowed in the blend of red Bordeaux wine. The French plantations of Malbec are now found primarily in Cahors in South West France. It is increasingly celebrated as an Argentine varietal wine and is being grown around the world.

 

Amy Irvine of Irvine Wealth Planning Strategies, LLC

10 East Market Street

Corning NY 14830

www.irvineadvise.com

email:  amy@irvineadvise.com

Wine and Dime Episode 3 - Dentists need Financial Planners Too

In this edition of “Wine and Dime”, we will be talking to Brian Hanks.  Brian is an MBA and CFP, and currently lives in Idaho.  After earning his undergraduate degree in business from Brigham Young University, Brian worked in several companies including Cain, Watters and Associates where he first learned how fun working with Dentists could be.

He earned his MBA from the University of Michigan and worked on Wall Street for Goldman Sachs, and Bank of America. He left the world of corporate advisory because he did not like all the conflicts of interest inherent in their business models.

Brian is thrilled to be working for as an independent, fee-only advisor serving the dental community with tax, accounting/bookkeeping, financial planning and investment services. He specializes in helping newer dentists buy dental practices.

This Episodes wine choice is Lemberger by Lakewood Vineyards.   This wine has great intensity of flavor. Notes of black raspberries and white pepper highlight a toasty bouquet. Finishing dry with flavors of raspberry and hints of spice. Try this with red meat (terrific with prime rib), and earthy dishes like grilled Portobello mushrooms.

Amy Irvine of Irvine Wealth Planning Strategies, LLC

10 East Market Street

Corning NY 14830

www.irvineadvise.com

email:  amy@irvineadvise.com