Amy Dixon

Amy Dixon is a visually impaired professional triathlete and member of the USA Paratriathlon National Team. She is the reigning Aquathlon World Champion, seven-time ITU Gold Medalist, current US National Champion triathlete and USA Paracycling Time Trial National Champion. She is ranked sixth in the world in the Paralympic International Rankings and has recently moved to San Diego to focus her training for her road to the Tokyo 2021 Paralympic Games.

Amy lost 98% of her vision to a rare autoimmune disease and now serves as a patient advocate and president of the international nonprofit Glaucoma Eyes. In 2017, she founded Camp “No Sight No Limits,” the first-ever camp dedicated to producing elite-level blind triathletes in San Diego. Her mantra is, “You don’t need sight to have vision.”

Advocacy

Lessons Learned About Patient Self-Advocacy—Sarah Hiner Talks to Amy Dixon, Blind US Paratriathlon National Team Member

Navigating the health-care system—doctors’ gatekeepers, insurance, frightening tests and procedures from Amy Dixon, blind US Paratriathlon National Team Member.

Self-Improvement

Lessons in Resilience: Amy Dixon, Team USA Para-Triathlete and Expert Sommelier

Sarah Hiner Speaks to Blind Athlete and Wine Expert Amy Dixon Amy Dixon was a 22-year-old college student on her…

Beverages

How to Return Bad Wine

Bottom Line/Personal: How do you return a bottle of wine? Amy Dixon: You bring it back. You bring it back.…

Alcoholic Drinks

Corkless Wine Bottles

Bottom Line/Personal: One of the interesting trends is that good traditional corks—bye-bye. And in fact, I’m seeing a lot of…

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How to Store Wine

Bottom Line/Personal: The big rage in kitchen design seems to be to have a fancy wine refrigerator, but do you…

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Wine For People Who Don’t Like Wine

Bottom Line/Personal: This is a question we got, and it sounds like peer pressure, but I’ll ask it anyway. Is…

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Picking Wine for Your Wedding

Bottom Line/Personal: For all the brides out there, how do they go about picking a wine and a Champagne for…

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Wines for Vegetarians

Bottom Line/Personal: What’s the best wine to pair with a vegetarian meal? Amy Dixon: I have a lot of vegetarian…

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When to Drink Rosé

Bottom Line/Personal: There was a while there when Rosé was passé. How about now? Is Rosé socially acceptable? Amy Dixon:…

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Sulfite Free Wine

Bottom Line/Personal: Some people are concerned about sulfites…they have some allergies. What are some sulfite-free wines? Amy Dixon: There is…

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How to Buy Wine Online

Bottom Line/Personal: What are the best places to buy wine online? Amy Dixon: There’s some really good places online, actually.…

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Which Wine Glass to Use

Bottom Line/Personal: Somehow it seems that when you’re drinking wine, it’s not just about having a drink…it’s about the whole…

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Wine Collecting 101

Bottom Line/Personal: Have you ever thought about wine collecting? Well, here’s how. I’m Sarah Hiner, president of Bottom Line Publications,…

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The Best Places to Buy Wine

Bottom Line/Personal: When you need a bottle of wine, do you go to the local guy on the corner…or do…

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Which Wine Should I Buy?

Bottom Line/Personal: Have you ever stood at the wine store, needed to buy a bottle of wine and had no…

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The Secret To Opening Champagne Right

Bottom Line/Personal: There's probably a million YouTubes out there showing how to open a bottle of champagne. Let's do it…

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Little Known Wines the Experts Prefer

Bottom Line/Personal: Everyone always wants to know what the experts drink. So what do the sommeliers or the oenophiles, which…

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How Good Are Boxed Wines?

Bottom Line/Personal: Are bag-in-the-box wines ever OK to drink? Amy Dixon: Absolutely. We had this discussion just on vacation with…

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Little Known Wines

Bottom Line/Personal: Everyone knows there's great wine in France and in California, but there are all sorts of great wines…

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What Wine Should I Bring?

Bottom Line/Personal: Do you ever get panicked when you're invited to someone's house for dinner and you're told to bring…