Episode Episode 656 Rebecca Lawrence interviews Maria Calvert in this episode of Voices on the Italian Wine Podcast.
About today’s guest Maria:
Maria was born in Quito, Ecuador but grew up in Queens, NYC – the most diverse place in the United States! Maria started to fall in love with food & wine while studying abroad in Spain and traveling to numerous cities, including Porto, Portugal, where she visited her first winery. Since that first tasting room, she has eagerly sought out new winemakers from close-to-home regions like Virginia all the way to the Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc hotspots of New Zealand.
Before transitioning to food & wine, Maria was the Vice President of Global Communications at a currency broker on Wall Street. Maria has always been committed to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives and was nominated Co-Chairman of the company’s Charity Committee. Maria spearheaded initiatives to give back to the local community by securing partnerships with non-profit organizations in the tri-state area. After several years in finance, in 2018, she decided to follow her palate to the wine industry, joining a renowned PR agency in New York City, as a Senior Account Executive. During her time at the agency, Maria led integrated communications campaigns for institutions and brands in food & wine from all over the globe.
Today, Maria’s time is split between NYC and Washington DC. She is a Public Relations Consultant who offers her expertise to start-ups and established brands in food and wine. Maria is committed to supporting businesses that share Hispanics in Wine’s mission of empowering women and amplifying the voices of the BIPOC, Hispanic, and Latinx communities.
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More about the host Rebecca Lawrence:
Future voice of the BBC and English Language voice of Professor Attilio Scienza, Rebecca Lawrence has stepped in to host special this series on the Italian Wine Podcast. An esteemed wine educator, writer, and all-around polymath Rebecca is adding a fresh voice to the Italian Wine Podcast lineup. Her show Voices focuses on diversity and allyship in the wine sector, often interviewing guests that are doing their part to enact positive changes within the wine industry all over the world.
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