Episode 725 Cynthia Chaplin interviews Chevonne Ball in this new installment of Voices, on the Italian Wine Podcast.
About today’s guest:
Chevonne Ball is an experienced Independent Business Owner with a history of working in the hospitality industry. She is skilled in Management, Social Media, Training, Public Relations, and Customer Service and she has an Associate’s degree focused in Early Childhood Education and Teaching from University of Oregon.
The proprietor of the epicurean travel company Dirty Radish, she is familiar to Portland foodies. She has worked as a wine buyer, manager, and wine director for buzzed-about hotspots like Little Bird, Olympia Provisions, Park Kitchen, and the erstwhile Smallwares (now Wares). She hosts dinners and moonlights at boîtes like Tournant and The Nightwood Society, and in Portland’s culinary circles, her dinner parties and picnics are legendary.
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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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