Episode 842 Cynthia Chaplin interviews Regine Russo, in this new installment of Voices, on the Italian Wine Podcast.
More about today’s guest:
Previously a management consultant, Regine joined the wine trade in 2010 and has a wide range of industry experience, including trade marketing, education and sales. She worked at WSET for several years to develop their Asia-Pacific markets, and is currently the Head of Operations at Liberty Wines. Liberty is one of the top wine importer/wholesalers in the UK, and sells to a variety of different channels.
She also has had winemaking experience at Jordan Wine Estate in Stellenbosch through the Premium Independent Wineries of South Africa’s inaugural Women in Wine vintage programme in 2014.
Regine is a co-founder of Women in Wine London, a trade networking group which organises events to develop women professionally and provide a forum for discussing key developments in the industry.
In 2018, Regine became a Master of Wine. In 2020, she has been recognised as an IWSC/WSET’s Future 50 Award Winner and a nominee for WSET’s Outstanding Alumni Award.
If you want to learn more about today’s guests, you can by visiting:
Instagram: @womeninwineldn, @reginemlee
About today’s Host:
Cynthia Chaplin is a Vinitaly International Academy certified Italian Wine Ambassador, a professional sommelier with Fondazione Italiana Sommelier, a member of Le Donne del Vino, and a Professor of Italian wine and culture. Born in the USA, Cynthia moved to Europe in 1990 where she has lived in Spain, Belgium, England and Italy. She chose to center her career in Rome and immerse herself in the Italian wine sector, which is her passion. She has taught university students and expats, works with embassies, corporations and private clients, creating and presenting tastings, events, seminars and in-depth courses. Cynthia is a wine writer, translator, and a judge at international wine and sake competitions. She consults with restaurants and enotecas assisting in the development of comprehensive wine lists and excellent food pairings, as well as advising private clients who want to develop a comprehensive Italian wine collection. She lives with her British photographer husband on the shore of Lake Bracciano, north of Rome, where they share their beautiful garden with one massive grapevine, two border collies and an arrogant diva cat.
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Facebook: Italian Wines in English
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