We had the good fortune of connecting with Echoe Simms and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Echoe, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Previous years I had great ideas but hesitated. I hesitated because I’d over thought it. I wanted to plan each piece perfect or would doubt myself because someone had something similar going. So with the Wine, the dots lined up and I didn’t want to miss out.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’ve been determined to create multiple streams of income for myself. Covid showed me the importance of this. During Covid, I would host a weekly Wine Wednesday zoom meeting with friends, where we’d drink a selected wine and chat about the wine and other things. When I came across the opportunity to create my own wine and brand, I didn’t want to hesistate and miss the moment like I had done overthinking other ventures. This opened me to the world of entrepreneurs and creatives. I’m now a full time Realtor and wine brand owner, I also host events bridging the two together.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Houston has some of the best places to eat and some great sights. Post HTX would be a good start to eat and see a nice city view. We’d get bikes near Buffalo Bayou and ride through the heights, maybe stop by a random bar. I’d take them by San man studios for the Culture Refined Concert. Maybe Brunch at Trez Bistro and wine bar.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to thank Covid for slowing life down long enough for me to take the leap. The support of local businesses and markets. The vender market community. Signature Sips for partnering with me.

Website: Www.EchoeSadeWines.com

Instagram: @echoesadewine

Image Credits
Dapjway Eisani MX Films

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