Andrea Kish, president of Green Thumbs and Purple Feet and co-owner of ARIES Wine and Spirits, is participating in the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester’s Turn Up the Heat by-the-bite fundraiser on Oct. 13.
Andrea Kish is the president of Green Thumbs and Purple Feet, a wine appreciation and heirloom vegetable gardening company, and the co-owner and fine wine buyer at ARIES Wine and Spirits in White Plains, New York with her husband and fellow oenophile Tony Russo.
Aries Fine Wines and Spirits is specialty wine and spirits store in White Plains, NY with great selection of premium wines and a vast collection of whiskeys and bourbons.
A member of the Society of Wine Educators, she has taught, consulted and written articles about wine for the past forty years. Tony and Andrea regularly teach wine appreciation courses in Westchester Community College’s Adult Education program.
In order to develop and keep current her expertise in wines from as far away as Australia and Chile to as close as Long Island, she has traveled extensively in the Southern Hemisphere as well as in Europe and in the United States learning about each region’s wines and the cuisines that accompany them. She has completed several courses on winemaking and wine judging in the UC Davis curriculum. She is also a Cornell University trained Master Gardener.
Andrea retired from a thirty year executive career at IBM in 1999 to devote herself full time to her wine and gardening passions.