Welcome to Episode 902; Historic perspectives on wine blogs with José Rallo and Felicity Carter
Welcome to Wine2Wine Business Forum 2021 Series. The sessions are recorded and uploaded on Italian Wine Podcast. wine2wine is an international wine business forum, held annually in Verona Italy since 2014. The event is a key reference point for wine producers and a diverse variety of wine professionals eager to develop and grow their wine business worldwide.
About the Speaker
Felicity Carter is a Journalist and editor, she is the Executive Editor at The Drop, the content arm of Pix. Previously she worked for Meininger Verlag, Europe’s biggest wine and spirits publisher, where she built Meininger’s Wine Business International into the world’s only global wine business magazine, with correspondents from 30 countries and subscribers in 38
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More about the Moderator
José Rallo represents the fifth generation of a Sicilian family with 160 years of experience in quality wine. She graduated in Business and Economics at the S. Anna School of Higher Education and Specialization in Pisa with the highest degree “cum laude plus honorable mention”. After a professional experience in international management consulting companies, in the early 90s José Rallo joined Donnafugata, the family winery founded in 1983 by her parents Giacomo and Gabriella. Together with her brother Antonio, she is today the managing director. Donnafugata has 5 wineries and over 400 hectares of vineyards between Marsala, Contessa Entellina, Pantelleria, Etna and Vittoria, all territories with extraordinary potential. Face and voice of the company, José Rallo leads the marketing and public relations team, oversees management control and the quality system. She is committed to the eco-sustainable and cultural development of her territory: from energy savings to the production of energy from renewable sources, up to the certification of the carbon-footprint; for 20 years she has supported the Scuola Normale di Pisa in archaeological excavations in Sicily and financed the “Giuseppe Nenci” Study Award.
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