Welcome to Episode 1335, in which Cynthia Chaplin interviews Andrea Eby in this installment of Voices, on the Italian Wine Podcast.
About today’s guest:
Andrea E. Eby graduated from the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Education, with a Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Special Education. After working in the public school system, Andrea found herself drawn to the world of wine.
Andrea earned the Diploma in Wine and Spirits (with Distinction) from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET)® in 2017 and was awarded the Prowein Scholarship in recognition of her academic achievements. Andrea is an instructor with the Wine Scholars Guild, specializing in the wines of Italy and holds the title of Italian Wine Ambassador through Vinitaly International Academy. Andrea is also an instructor for WSET® and is an assessor for their Educator Training Programme. She is a Sommelier Instructor with the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers (CAPS/ACSP) and a member of the CAPS National Education Committee. Andrea has also served as a member of the expert judging panels at the International Wine & Spirits Competition, International Wine Challenge and Vinitaly 5 Star Wines.
Andrea is a Stage 2 Masters of Wine student that has worked for more than a decade in the wine world; as a wine buyer, in retail sales, and as a drinks educator at one of Canada’s top wine stores. In 2020 she founded Vinsanity Consulting and Vinsanity School of Wine in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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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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