Originally from Western Massachusetts, Cynthia grew up in Colorado and the wine and spirit world. Her parents owned a wine and liquor shop in Denver then her father retired from Florida Beverage and her mother from the Wine shop at Lake Buena Vista in Orlando Florida. Cynthia' s music career took her to New York City where she began working in some of the finest restaurants in the city including, Union Square Cafe, Del Posto, and A Voce. Her wine knowledge began with the American Sommelier Association Court of Master. She was one of the founders of the Vino Vixens who made their mark on the city. She came to Charleston to care for her mother and soon ran into Caitlin an Michael and the rest is history.