Ep. 1566 Marilee Bramhall | Voices With Cynthia Chaplin

Welcome to Episode 1566, in which Cynthia Chaplin interviews Marilee Bramhall in this installment of Voices, on the Italian Wine Podcast.

More about today’s guest
Marilee Bramhall vividly remembers her first sip of wine; a left bank Bordeaux paired with a delightful dinner prepared by her Dad. That single sip has led to a lifetime of curiosity and wonder. After nearly a decade in the WA and CA wine industry Marilee began her study of old-world wines. Over 10 years have passed since beginning this chapter of her career in wine which has included countless hours of study, travel and becoming a wine entrepreneur/detective; importing naturally made wines from French and Italian women winemakers at the top of their game. These wines are available for purchase at iolawines.com. Marilee has completed with the Highest Honors the certifications for French Wine Scholar and Italian Wine Scholar and WSET Level 3 with Merit. In addition, Marilee has completed programs with the Bureau Interprofessionel des Vins De Bourgogne in Beaune, France: a Masterclass for Wine Educators and a Five-Day Bourgogne Wines Intensive Masterclass in Bourgogne, France. Marilee lives in Seattle with her husband.

Connect:
Instagram: @iola.wines
Website: https://www.iolawines.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/iolawines/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iolawines/

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.

Connect:
Facebook: Italian Wines in English
Instagram: kiss_my_glassx
Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/cynthia-chaplin-190647179/

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