Welcome to Episode 1634 on Italian Wine Podcast, Masterclass US Wine Market With Juliana Colangelo. Today, she will be interviewing Melissa Smith
More about today’s guests
FORBES and Robb Report recognized Wine Appraiser, Expert Witness, Certified Sommelier, Founder of Enotrias Elite Sommelier Services, and the creator of the Wine Collecting Master Class. Melissa L. Smith, CS serves as a writer, speaker, and educator specializing in wine, wine collecting, and wine travel. While maintaining a full time position as the Head Sommelier for K&L Wine Merchants, at the time the largest online wine and spirits retailer in the country, she founded Enotrias, growing the company into a premier provider of private sommelier services, including cellar inventories, appraisals, and brokering of collections. In 2018, Melissa became the first person certified by the California State Bar Association for her seminar on the Valuation of Wine Collections, which is now recognized by the Bar Associations of thirteen states across the country, and has led to working directly with top Family Law and Trust & Estate attorneys as a valued resource for insurance and legal cases.
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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