How This Woman Turned Her Passion For Wine and Travel Into A Career

When Gretchen Thomas started working in the kitchens of restaurants in her native Kentucky at age 14, she had no idea it would lead to a career that would allow her to travel the world. “My mother just needed me to burn off some energy and have a job in the summertime,” says Thomas, who is now the wine and spirits director for Barteca Restaurant Group, which includes two brands — Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurant and bartaco — with 22locations across seven states, plus a wine store in Atlanta. Continue reading the full article on