Episode 772 Cynthia Chaplin interviews Renée Sferrazza, in this new installment of Voices, on the Italian Wine Podcast.
About today’s guest:
Renée has dedicated her life to grapes. As a Court of the Master Sommeliers Certified Sommelier, she has made wine her life’s work, and her entrepreneurial spirit has driven her to be a curator of wine experiences.
In her work as a Wine Communicator, Curator of Virtual Experiences, Brand Consultant, Educator and Wine Writer Renée brings to life her love of wine in a way that is contagious. She has a flair for making wine fun and understandable, sharing her passion for the vine.
Ask how her passion started, and she will be the first to say her love affair with wine began not as expected. But like make in the wine industry she was pulled into the romance of wine. Falling head over heels and has become forever set on exploring the world’s great wines and its regions under vine.
Read her work in her monthly wine column, The Wine Effect, for The Distillery District Magazine and on Holr Online Magazine.
Find her community-driven work through Femmes du Vin Non-Profit and The Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers.
Follow her on @wine.by.renee on IG for the daily wine journey!
If you want to learn more about today’s guest, you can by visiting:
Facebook: Renée Sferrazza
Linkedin: Renée Sferrazza
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.
If you want to learn more about today’s host, you can by visiting:
Facebook: Italian Wines in English
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