Welcome to Episode 1455 on Italian Wine Podcast, today on Masterclass US Wine Market With Juliana Colangelo she will be interviewing Laura Diaz.
More about Laura Diaz:
Born in Spain, Laura grew up sharing sips of wine with her father while watching the fishing boats during their family vacations in the North of Spain. Her first sip of Albariño solidified her love of wines and her first winemaking internship solidified her future as a winemaker. After completing her post postgraduate in enology at the Polytechnic University of Madrid Laura started her career in La Mancha and worked in different wine regions in Spain. A few years later, Laura left Spain and traveled to New Zealand and Chile learning as much as she could about winemaking and the influence of terroir in different wine regions. Finally, Laura took a job in the Napa Valley. For over a decade, Laura has been making wine in Napa Valley as the Associate Winemaker for Cardinale, Lokoya, Mt Brave, La Jota, and Winemaker for Galerie. Laura joined Ehlers Estate as Winemaker and General Manager in 2018. For her, winemaking is a process of discovery, where minimal intervention is done in the cellar but the process of understanding the needs of each individual vine in the vineyard never ends. “My greatest aspiration is to make wines which are reflective of the unique fruit and minerality character of the Ehlers Estate vineyard, with long finishes and distinct textures that are difficult to forget on the palate.”
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Website: Ehlers Estate
More about Juliana Colangelo:
Juliana Colangelo is a Vice President at Colangelo & Partners, the leading wine and spirits communications agency in the U.S. Juliana joined Colangelo & Partners in 2013 with previous experience in events, hospitality, and nonprofit development. During her tenure at C&P, Juliana has led the development of the California office, growing the agency’s domestic presence to a dedicated office of 13 people with representation of leading wine companies such as Jackson Family Wines, Far Niente, Charles Krug Winery, Foley Family Wines and more. Juliana has completed her WSET Level 3 and her eMBA in Wine Business with Sonoma State University, allowing her to bring a strategic and sales-oriented approach to communications strategy for the agency. In 2021, Juliana was named one of PR News’ Top Women in PR in the “Rising Stars” category. In 2022 Juliana became a Vinitaly International Academy Italian Wine Ambassador.
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