Ep. 1874 Daria Kholodilina | Voices With Cynthia Chaplin

Welcome to Episode 1874, in which Cynthia Chaplin interviews Daria Kholodilina

 in this installment of Voices, on the Italian Wine Podcast.

More about today’s guest

Daria Kholodilina, also known as Dariko, is a passionate wine educator, tour planner, and Georgian wine expert based in Tbilisi, Georgia. With a background in tourism and marketing, she transitioned to the world of wine in 2017, where she now specializes in organizing wine tours, hosting tastings, and providing training both in-person and online. Daria shares her knowledge through tastings, master classes, and lectures, and she's offering her Georgian wine crash courses. She holds WSET Level 3 certification with Distinction, and collaborates with European wine importer FineGrapes.ge.

She co-authored the guidebook "Georgia: A Guide to the Cradle of Wine" and has been organizing private wine tours under the Trails and Wines brand since 2018.

Recognized for her contributions to the wine industry, Daria received the Emerging Talent in Wine Award from the IWSC in 2024, and she holds the prestigious titles of Georgian Wine Expert from the Georgian Sommelier Association and Georgian Wine Ambassador from the National Tourism Award "Welcome to Georgia."

Connect:

Website: www.darikodrinkswine.ge

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dariko.drinks.wine 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariko 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dariko.drinks.wine 

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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