Divas on a trip to South Africa's wine country!Several years ago I found myself sitting in my doctor's office picking up a copy of "O" magazine. Not much of a magazine reader, I was just thumbing through it to pass the time. And then an article about a group of nine women, passionate about wine, caught my attention. They called their close-knit wine education group "Divas Uncorked" - and they were hanging out, talking about wine just up I-93 in Milton, MA. The timing couldn't have been more perfect. I was deep in the throws of my professional leap to the wonderful world of wine and together, however informally amongst themselves, they were doing what I hoped to do. In a nutshell, they were described as dynamic, and engaging - and when it came to wine their motto was approachability. They believed wine was a vehicle for all kinds of things: fun, new adventures, new learning and community.

When I discovered last week their public, 10th anniversary Vintners dinner was just a couple of weeks away, it was easy to approach them about an article for my new, Monday wine column on Wicked Local/Somerville (yea!). Learn more about their festivities here - and then tell us:

What's your wine motto?