Welcome to Episode 1353, in which Cynthia Chaplin interviews Sean Ou in this instalment of Voices, on the Italian Wine Podcast. Sean took part in the Vinitaly International Academy Ambassadors Program this year in Verona.
About today’s guest:
He is a certified trainer & experienced sommelier. He currently conducts alcoholic beverage training for a reputable MNC. His portfolio also includes wines & spirits consultation for F&B establishments and training for sommelier-ship. Being bilingual, he is able to deliver his courseware in both English & Mandarin. Recent accomplishments include, coming in as a semi-finalist of the 2015 Singapore National Sommelier Competition. He is in the midst of pursuing the elusive WSET Level 4 Diploma and aspires to be a Master of Wine.
Bachelor of Science in Business (University of London)
WSQ Professional Diploma in Leadership & People Management
WSQ ACTA certified trainer
WSQ Provide Wine Service
Wines & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Level 3 Advanced certified
French Wine Scholar (FWS)
Certified Specialist of Wine (Society of Wine Educators)
Certified Sommelier (Court of Master Sommelier)
Certified Sake Sommelier (Sake Sommelier Association UK)
Certified Whisky Ambassador (UK Accredited)
Certified Ambassador ViniPortugal Level 2 (Academy of Wines of Portugal)
A+ Australian Wine School Level 1
Certified Beer Server (Cicerone Certification Program)
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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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