Karen Brennan - PR Director, Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits (USA)
Years in the Industry:
I joined Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits six years ago. Prior to that I was on the PR agency side in both Chicago and New York City working on various clients in the spirits, food and CPG space. I truly have my dream job.
My Biggest Challenge To Wellness:
Wellness is an incredibly important part of my life, but like most people in our industry I have to balance it with a busy schedule that includes frequent travel and lots of events and wine dinners, especially in the evenings. I find that planning ahead is critical. This way I’m way less inclined to get distracted (or tempted!) by things that will compromise my commitment to wellness.
How I Keep It Together to Stay Well:
Getting a Vitamix two years ago was a game-changer. I blend a fresh juice with all organic ingredients. I typically make it the night before and store in a large Mason jar so I can grab and go in the morning.
I try to make it to the gym at least three mornings a week. I feel lucky to work for a company that cares about wellness – there’s even a gym in our building.
I love to cook, and I try to follow a mostly Paleo diet. I also love the Headspace app which is great when traveling, and I am a big fan of essential oils – diffusing lavender at night guarantees a good night’s sleep for me.
I love traveling and exploring wine with my husband (also a wine connoisseur) and spending time with my two daughters Ashleigh and Grace.
My happy place? You’ll find me on the mountain top at Kunde Family Winery (one of our brands) enjoying a glass, taking in the incredible views and remembering why I do what I do.
You can follow Karen on Instagram at @kbrennanwine or FaceBook at Karen Davis Brennan