Welcome to Episode 1308, in which Cynthia Chaplin interviews Noell Dorsey in this installment of Voices, on the Italian Wine Podcast.
About today’s guest:
Noell is a Vinitaly International Academy Italian Wine Ambassador and a wine professional who has worked in the wine and hospitality industry for twenty years. She was part of the opening team at Island Creek Oyster Bar working in various roles before taking over as Wine Director in 2015. She has worked in Nantucket as a sommelier at Afterhouse Wine Bar and helped curate the new beverage program at acclaimed Moona Restaurant in Cambridge, MA.
She is currently Cellar Manager at Bonham Skinner Auctions. She also is a Wine Educator at Commonwealth Wine School teaching various course levels as well as private tastings. She is a certified sommelier and holds a Level 4 certificate from Boston University’s Elizabeth Bishop Wine School. She recently participated in the Gita Scolastica program led by VIA in Sardinia and is a recent VinItaly Italian Wine Ambassador 2022.
About today’s Host:
Cynthia Chaplin is a VIA certified Italian Wine Ambassador, a professional sommelier with FIS and the WSA, a member of Le Donne del Vino, and a Professor of Italian wine and culture. Born in the USA, she’s lived in Europe since 1990. Italian wine, in particular rosé, is her passion. She works with embassies, corporations and private clients, creating and presenting tastings, events, seminars and in-depth courses. Cynthia is a wine writer, a judge at international wine and sake competitions, she consults with restaurants and enotecas developing comprehensive wine lists and food pairings, and she advises clients who want to curate an Italian wine collection. She currently works for Vinitaly International in Verona as a Project Manager, Educator, and the host of VOICES Series on The Italian Wine Podcast, focusing on diversity and inclusion in the global wine industry.
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