Welcome to Episode 927 Cynthia Chaplin interviews Kindra Dionne, in this new installment of Voices, on the Italian Wine Podcast.
More about today’s guest
Kindra Dionne is an old soul with a love for discovering new things.Her high-energy, work ethic, and disarming personality are a perfect pairing for her newest venture as a wine company. A Richmond,Virginia native and current resident in DC’s Wine Country, Kindra is a visionary, a creative, and an equal opportunity entrepreneur.
Kindra is a Business Consultant, Author of Conquering the EmotionalRoller Coaster of Entrepreneurship, Founder of Purpose WorX, andshe serves on Fifty Leven professional and community boards.
Unlike most wine professionals, Kindra is not entering the industrywith formalized training in wine. Through mentorship, endless hoursof research, and a desire to share a collection of approachablevarietals & blends with an underserved consumer group, she learnedthe business and Fifty Leven was launched.
Fifty Leven is a lifestyle brand for the professional, the innovator,and the boss who lives in their own lane. Fifty Leven represents anew generation aspiring wine enthusiasts who are open to exploreand learn their own palate.
Kindra’s mission is to offer Fifty Leven Wine options for people whowant to enjoy wine that is luxurious and fun at the same time.
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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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