Today is a perfect day to write about Donatella Cinelli Colombini . Donatella was the second woman that I met in 2005 who worked in the wine business and was part of the organization, Le Donne del Vino.She is the President of Le Donne del Vino and of the Brunello Consortium. I met Donatella when I was writing... Continue Reading →
I was lucky enough to attend the Women In Wine Leadership Symposium hosted by The Winebow Group and Teuwen Communications this week. This was the seventh edition of this lovely event and my third time attending. I was very pleased to be included these past three years. We had the good fortune to have exciting... Continue Reading →
I spent some time in San Gimignano for the first time in 11 years this past February. I had forgotten how glorious the town was and how wonderful the wines were. I'll be writing up my notes this weekend on the denomination but for today, I wanted to mention that Vernaccia di San Gimignano was... Continue Reading →
I wrote this post about Susanna many years ago. I am reposting it because it was just her birthday this week and because I just visited her on my recent trip to the Anteprime Toscane which I will be writing about starting next week. We've been friends now for a long time and I have... Continue Reading →
Today's post is part of my women in wine series. Today's post is dedicated to Tina Morey. We've never met personally but I have been a lucky participant in her #WineStudio educational chats. I love the format, have enjoyed wines I wouldn't have otherwise tasted and generally found it fun and educational and wanted to... Continue Reading →
As I prepare for my seminar later this summer at the Society of Wine Educators conference, I am reminded of Miss Jane and the interview I did with her some years ago so here it is. Sometimes you meet people only for a brief moment in time and they leave a big impression on you.... Continue Reading →
I am reposting this article on Ntsiki because I see she is coming to town this weekend. Here is a link for an event at Pierre Loti that I saw on Local Wine Events. Ntiski is really inspiring and if you can, this is a great way to taste her wines. I met Ntsiki Biyela,... Continue Reading →
This week's women in wine Friday's feature is a chat with Annalisa Zorzettig from Zorzettig Vini in Friuli Venezia Giulia, specifically in the Colli Orientali del Friuli. I met Annalisa a few years ago during Vinitaly and had the opportunity to see her again this year at Gambero Rosso. She's holding one of her favorite... Continue Reading →
I didn’t post this on a Friday so I am reposting to keep in line with my women in wine series. Enjoy the holiday weekend and remember to think about what Memorial Day actually means, http://www.history.com/news/8-things-you-may-not-know-about-memorial-day. Say hello and thank you to a sailor if in NYC during Fleet Week.
Today I am posting an online conversation I had with Maria Elena Jimenez, one of the winemakers at Pares Balta.
1. How did you get into the wine business?
Although it may seem sappy, love was the reason for everything. My husband, by then just my boyfriend, was the one to introduce me to wine and make me fall in love with wine along with him. I am a chemical engineer, and in those days working as a consultant, when my husband proposed me to return to the university to study enology in order to work together in the family business.
And all the tiny pieces began to fall in its right place after that, wine , love, family, children, passion till reaching the point where I am nowadays, managing the cellar altogether with Marta
2. What has been the hardest part of the wine business for you in…
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