About the Hosts

Meredith Griffin

Meredith is the founder of decantU – an interactive event and seminar concept that teaches people how to celebrate wine and the three dimensions of wellness: mind, body, and spirit.

Meredith started her career as a college wellness instructor and sports performance coach, but her passion for wine inspired her to look for ways to help other people truly appreciate how wine and wellness mix together to create a unique sense of well-being. Meredith’s curiosity of how wellness perfectly pairs with the wines she and Lou discover in the Major Crush podcast series creates a consistent theme in every episode.

Meredith earned her Level 3 certification with the Wine and Spirits Education Trust to add to her expertise, but she is a self-proclaimed “wine geek” who believes she can always learn more about wine and how it adds color and joy to life!

Lou Zant

The only way to accurately describe Lou Zant is to call him a serial entrepreneur with a deep love and appreciation for all things wine!

Lou has a storied business background that started out in fashion, but ended up in technology, and then eventually led him to reinvent the second half of his life and career in the California Wine Country. Lou has been living and working out of Sonoma, California for the past five years, and he has created some unique marketing and direct-to-consumer distribution concepts to help connect artisan winemakers and their vintages to the masses.

Just like Meredith, Lou has earned certifications with the Wine and Spirit Education Trust, and together, these two friends love to talk about and experience wines from all over the world!