Ep. 1983 Vanessa Conlin | Masterclass US Wine Market With Juliana Colangelo

Welcome to Episode 1983 on Italian Wine Podcast, Masterclass US Wine Market With Juliana Colangelo Today she interviews Vanessa Conlin. 

More about today’s guest:

Vanessa Conlin is a Master of Wine residing in Napa Valley with a passion for communicating about wine in a way that is engaging, elevated, and inclusive. Her professional background includes strategy, e-commerce and email marketing, buying and category management, events, DTC and trade sales, marketing, strategic partnerships, importation, wine production, hospitality, social media, podcast hosting, and written and video content creation.

In 2010 Vanessa moved to Napa Valley from New York City where she was the wine buyer for two prominent Manhattan wine retailers and the Wine Director for a Manhattan-based wine bar. In Napa, Vanessa served as the Director of Sales and Marketing for several of Napa’s most prestigious wineries including Arietta Wines and Dana Estates.

Vanessa joined Wine Access, a national online wine provider, in 2017 and served as Chief Wine officer for six years, before joining Sotheby’s in 2023 as the Global Head of Wine Retail, dividing her time between Napa and New York City.

Vanessa is now a consultant for Sotheby’s, focusing on written and video content, events, and partnerships.

As an avid supporter of charitable causes, Vanessa is on the Board of Directors for Jameson Humane, a Napa Valley-based animal rescue and sanctuary, and has chaired the organization’s annual charity wine auction seven times. She also served as the Host for Auction Napa Valley in 2024, which benefitted youth mental health initiatives in the Napa Valley.

Prior to falling in love with wine, Vanessa worked as a professional musician, performing internationally and on Broadway, and holds a Master’s Degree in Music.

Connect:

Website: www.vanessaconlinmw.com

Instagram: @vanessaconlinmw 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vanessa-conlin-mw-759b3433/ 

More about Juliana Colangelo:

Juliana Colangelo is a leading communications and marketing professional for the beverage alcohol industry. Currently, Juliana is a Senior Brand Manager at Frederick Wildman, where she is focused on building their Italian wine portfolio. Prior to that, she led the California Division as a Vice President at Colangelo & Partners, the leading wine and spirits communications agency in the U.S. for over 10 years. During her tenure at C&P, Juliana led the development of the California office, growing the agency’s domestic presence to a dedicated office of 15 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. 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.

Connect:

Instagram: www.instagram.com/julezcolang/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/jules.colangelo/

Twitter: twitter.com/JulezColang  

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliana-colangelo-mba-04345539/ 

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