Episode 731 Cynthia Chaplin interviews Melanie Young in this new installment of Voices, on the Italian Wine Podcast.
About today’s guest:
Melanie Young writes and hosts the national radio shows and podcasts, The Connected Table Live and The Connected Table Sips, featuring conversations with global thought leaders in wine, food, spirits, and hospitality,and Fearless Fabulous You, a lifestyle show for women. The Connected Table LIVE is ranked #3 in Feedspot’s Tops Food & Drink Podcasts for 2021. A global wine and food traveler and freelance writer she has written about wine, spirits and food for Wine Industry Advisor, Wine4Food, The Epoch Times,Santé Magazine, and Wine Enthusiast. She leads talks and tastings on wine, women and entrepreneuship and career reinvention. Melanie is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier International, the Wine Media Guild and Women of the Vine & Spirits Connect IG @theconnectedtable @melaniefabulous
Melanie is also a certified health coach whose writes and speaks on the topic of healthy living. As a breast cancer survivor, she has a keen interest interest in helping women reduce their risk for the disease through lifestyle changes, and she has helped many women diagnosed with breast cancer cope and stay confident through her award- winning book, ‘Getting Things Off My Chest: A Survivor’s Guide To Staying Fearless & Fabulous in the Face of Breast Cancer,’ now in its 3rd edition.
Previously, Melanie ran a global culinary marketing and events agency, M. Young Communications, which produced major programs and events for Wines from Spain, Consorzio Brunello di Montalcino, Italian Trade Commission, Les Vins Georges Duboeuf and many other international wine and spirits trade organizations and brands. Another claim to fame is her role creating and overseeing The James Beard Foundation Awards and serving as the Awards Director (1990-2007) and New York Restaurant Week (1992-2001)..
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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