Systems Engineer with a Harvard Degree in Advanced Management, Maggie Henriquez is a professional with over 40 years of experience, out of which 29 have been spent as President and/or CEO of multinational food, wine and spirits companies in Venezuela, Mexico, and Argentina. She is now the CEO of the House of Krug in Reims, France, the house that has always focused on creating Prestige Champagnes since 1843.
During her stay in Mexico, Henriquez was Professor of New Product Development for International Markets and Strategic Alliances at the Universidad Panamericana. Among other recognitions, in 1993 she was appointed “Keeper of the Quaich” by the Scotch Whisky association. In 2008 in Argentina she was appointed among the best five executives of the year by Fundaciôn Konex. Recently, she was also appointed Woman of the Year 2013 by UK trade media Drinks International. She has two children living in Mexico and is also a grandmother of two girls and a boy.
Ms Shenghan Wang graduated from Brown University and Le Cordon Bleu Wine and Management. She is the founder of Lady Penguin and the guest taster for France’s leading wine guide Bettane&Desseauve. Lady Penguin is the most active wine community in China, and it owns a social media platform of 1.5 million fans and produces China’s most popular wine show with over 200 million views. In 2017, Shenghan was awarded as “30 Under 30” entrepreneur by Forbes China. The story of Lady Penguin is featured in media such as Bloomberg, Businessweek, ELLE, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar.
Lynne Sherriff MW
Independent Wine Consultant
Originally trained in hotel management, Lynne Sherriff MW’s interest in wine grew through her studies and lead to her gaining diplomas in cellar technology in Stellenbosch, and a state degree in oenology and viticulture in Germany, before working for Nederburg and the Stellenbosch Farmers Winery in South Africa.
In 1990, she was head hunted to establish the Hong Kong Wine & Spirits Academy, and after relocating to London in 1992 to establish the wine import and distribution company Vinfruco, she launched the Arniston Bay brand.
Sherriff became an MW in 1993 and was chairman of the Institute of Masters of Wine from 2010 to 2012.
Sherriff was Chairman of China and Japan Wine Challenge Wine Competitions and DWWA judge since 2004.
She was awarded by the Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, for her contribution to wine education, from Masi Foundation Award, Verona Italy for contribution to international wine education and nominated as one of the 50 most influential people in the world of wine by Wine Intelligence, UK.
She currently works as an educator and independent wine consultant specialising in production, blending and marketing focusing on Europe, Africa and Asia.
Sarah Heller MW
Sole Proprietor @ Heller Beverage Advisory
Sarah Heller is a content creator, visual artist and wine branding expert based in Hong Kong and at 30 is the world’s youngest Master of Wine.
Her educational wine videos have over 3 million students. She produces an art series called Visual Tasting Notes, owns a boutique design agency Radix + Folium, is a brand ambassador and design collaborator for Lucaris Crystal and is in charge of wine selection for the Almásy Collection of Central European wines. She was recently appointed to the faculty of the Vinitaly International Academy. She speaks on several topics including Italian wine, Asian wine markets and Ecommerce and also regularly judges wine competitions like the Cathay Pacific HKIWSC and China’s WINE100.
Having graduated from Yale University with a degree in fine art, Sarah began her career in the New York and Hong Kong wine trades and wineries in France and Italy. She was Executive Director of events and education firm Meiburg Wine Media in Hong Kong for three years. As well as being a Master of Wine and AIWS, Sarah is a SWE Certified Specialist of Wine and Spirits. Sarah speaks English, German, Italian and French with some proficiency in Chinese and Spanish and her 2018 goal is to tackle Korean.
Senior Editor @WineSpectator
Alison Napjus tastes wines from regions throughout Italy for Wine Spectator; she is also the lead taster of wines from France’s Champagne and Alsace regions. She has written numerous tasting reports and feature stories for Wine Spectator and WineSpectator.com. She was promoted to senior editor in December 2012. Napjus first fell in love with the wines of Italy while living in Florence, where she studied as part of her degree in Hotel Administration from Cornell University. At the time she joined Wine Spectator in 2000, she was a manager at New York’s Tribeca Grill, which later earned a Wine Spectator Grand Award for its outstanding wine program. You can follow Alison Napjus on Twitter at http://twitter.com/napjuswine and on Instagram at http://instagram.com/napjuswine.
Advisor & Trainer for Digital Corporate Strategy focused on AR, VR & MR @ SECONDSTARVR
He is one of the major Italian experts in media and communication technologies. He worked as a CEO for leading web companies such as Yahoo,Altruista and ViaMichelin. He started his career 27 years ago in Mediaset, where he worked for 10 years on new media and innovative communication formats. Next, he opened the Italian branches of the first portal, search engine, and mobile company in the world. He wrote 3 books on online communication, e-commerce and virtual and augmented reality. His consultancy firm “SecondstArVr” takes its name from the story of Peter Pan and the famous Neverland, a world that belongs to the imagination and to creativity. In the same way, “SecondstArVr” dares to be a place of innovation and one that pushes companies to grow and prosper. His firm partners with Universities, Business Schools, Foundations and Observatories linked to the study and the employment of marketing, communication and sales tools through new AR and VR technologies.
Marketing Director @ Argiolas
Valentina was born in 1977, of a family of wine growers of Serdiana, in the countryside of southern Sardinia, close to Cagliari. From a very early age she was involved in the Winery’s life, playing among the wine barrels and the crates of harvested grapes, and witnessing for more than thirty years the history of her family’s enterprise. The Winery’s founder was her paternal grandfather, the clan’s Patriarch, who even after handing the family business over to his children remained its bedrock until the ripe old age of 103.
Valentina, who holds a degree in Business Studies, handles the Winery’s marketing and PR. Her role is to spread the word about the Argiolas wines and tell their history, the land they stem from and the dedication that goes into their crafting. The Winery focuses on Sardinia’s traditional and native grape varieties, including those lesser known outside the island, such as Nuragus, Monica, Bovale and Nasco, and this requires dedication to promoting their qualities.
Valentina has two small children and so, as all working mothers with a demanding position, she has become adept at running a busy schedule, making sure everything fits in smoothly. She hopes that her children will inherit from the family Patriarch both vision and passion.
One thing she is sure of: soon enough they too will play hide and seek among the great wine barrels which once were her grandfather’s.
President & CEO @ Cantine Ferrari
Matteo Bruno Lunelli was born on January 31, 1974. He is married and has two children.
Matteo Lunelli is the President and C.E.O of Ferrari Winery, Italy’s leading producer of luxury sparkling wines, founded in Trento in 1902. Matteo is part of the third generation of the Lunelli family; his grandfather, Bruno, acquired the company in 1952 from the founder, Giulio Ferrari. Ferrari produces only sustainably farmed Trentodoc wines, which are bottle-fermented sparkling wines made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes grown at high altitudes in the mountains of the northern Italian region of Trentino.
Matteo is also the C.E.O. of the Lunelli Group, an Italian beverage group which complements Ferrari with brands that share the same quest for excellence and an indissoluble link with terroir: Surgiva, the exclusive and extremely light mineral water whose source is located in the Adamello Brenta National Park in Trentino; the historic grappa Segnana; Tenute Lunelli still wines from Trentino, Tuscany and Umbria, known for their elegance and longevity; and Bisol, a leading producer of Prosecco Superiore di Valdobbiadene.
Strongly committed to promoting the Italian lifestyle, Matteo is Vice President of the Altagamma Foundation, which unites high-end Italian companies from various sectors in order to promote top-quality Italian industry and the culture of excellence that supports it. He firmly believes in the strong synergies that can be created between the brands that represent the best of the made in Italy.
He is passionate about art and currently is Vice Chairman of MART, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto, internationally known for both its permanent collection as well as its temporary exhibitions.
He graduated with honours in Economics at Bocconi University, Milan and, before joining the family business, gained international experience in financial consulting working for five years at Goldman Sachs International in Zurich, London and New York.
Matteo loves the mountains of his region, Trentino and enjoys skiing. He often travels around the world promoting his wines and he is interested in getting to know other cultures and traditions. He loves gourmet food and he has established interpersonal relationships with top chefs of world-renowned restaurants.
President @Consorzio Italia del Vino | President @Casa Vinicola Sartori
Born in Verona in 1959, Andrea Sartori represents the fourth generation of owners of Casa Vinicola Sartori, winery founded in 1898 by Pietro Sartori. After high school, he lived in the United States, completing his studies and starting the first job experiences. When he moved back to Italy, he started to take care of the commercial and communication departments of Casa Vinicola Sartori, focussing at first on the domestic market, and then on foreign ones. Since 2000, he is the President of Casa Vinicola Sartori. Besides taking care of commercial aspects, he is also in charge of the strategic vision of the business.
The following are the institutional appointments or Andrea:
1985-1990: Advisor of the Cda of Giovani Industriali Verona;
1995-1998: President Cda AGIVI (Giovani Imprenditori Vinicoli Italiani);
2004-2010: President of Confederazione della Vite e del Vino and of Unione Italiana Vini;
2005-2010: President of EME: (Ente Mostre Enologiche);
2005-2008: Vice President of Federvini (the national association of wine and spirits producers part of Confindustria);
Since 2015: President of Consorzio Italia del Vino;
Since 2014: Advisor of Consorzio Tutela Vini Valpolicella;
Since 2017: President of C.D.A. Consorzio Tutela Vini Valpolicella.
CEO @ Mastroberardino
Piero Mastroberardino (Avellino, Italy, 1966), after completing his studies in Economics, in 1990, dedicated himself to scientific research. He is a full professor of business management in Italian State University. In his career has published several articles and books on this topic.
Since 1990 he is involved in his family business, Mastroberardino Wine Group, an ancient wine family firm established in Irpinia more than two centuries ago. In 1997 he became CEO, and currently is the President and CEO.
He represents the tenth generation of the Mastroberardino family vintners. His family has preserved for generations the local indigenous viticulture of Irpinia, a small wine region located on the mountains of Campania, promoting the message of the ancient, classical grape varietals of Italy worldwide.
Piero Mastroberardino is the President of the “Istituto del Vino Italiano di Qualità – Grandi Marchi”, an association founded among some of the most prominent and prestigious wine families operating in Italy.
He is also the President of the Gruppo Vino of Federvini, the national association representing the interests of wine business entrepreneurs.
Piero Mastroberardino is ordinary member of the Accademia della Vite e del Vino, the Accademia dei Georgofili in Firenze, the Accademia Italiana di Economia Aziendale. He is also member of several scientific boards of international journals and reviews. He also had various roles in public and private national institutions (Confindustria, Federalimentare, FederVini, Simest, Fondazione CUEIM, Comitato Nazionale per la Tutela dei Vini DOC, Comité Vins in Bruxelles).
His professional and entrepreneurial profile is linked with artistic activities, in the fields of drawing and painting, narrative and poetry. He has published two novels (“Umano Errare” and “Giro di Vite”), one collection of poetry (“All’origine dei sensi”) and one artist’s book (“Frammenti”). With his paintings, he made personal and collective exhibitions in Italy and abroad.
Professor @ University of Milano Chief Scientist @ Vinitaly International Academy
Attilio Scienza is a fullprofessor at the University of Milanwhere teaches courses on genetic improvements to the vinein the Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences; he also teaches Viticulturein the Master’s program of the University of Turin in Asti. He has beenthe lead for many national research projects in the field of phisiology, agricultural techniques, and vine genetics.He is the author of over 350 publications on vine and viticulture in national and international journals, conference proceedings, text books,and monograph. He also authored 23 books in Italian and English on culturaltopicsrelated to wine. From 1985 to 1991, he was the Director of the Istituto Agrario di S. Michele all’Adige(the research and training institute part of the Edmund Mach Foundation).He is a member of the Accademia Italiana della Vite e del Vinoand of the Accademia dei Georgofili. Throughout his long career, he has been awarded numerous awards for his research and writing, including the AEI Prize for scientific research in 1991, the international Premio Morsiani in 2006, and the OIV Prizein viticulture for the best scientific book on vine topics and viticulture in 2003, 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2012. Since June 2018,Scienza collaborates with Vinitaly International as the Chief Scientist of the Vinitaly International Academy.
CEO @ Donnafugata
José Rallo is Donnafugata’s CEO and co-owner of Donnafugata together with her mother Gabriella and her brother Antonio. She is the face and voice of Donnafugata, the winery that pursuits excellence from the most suitable vineyards of Contessa Entellina and Pantelleria, in western Sicily, on Etna and Vittoria in the eastern part of the island. José heads the marketing and public relations team. She is naturally communicative and determined in taking ahead of the projects to which the winery is responsibly committed: sustainable development along with cultural projects for its own territory. With “Donnafugata Music & Wine Live”, José – producer and vocal soloist – performances a multisensory experience that paired a wine with each piece of music(from Jazz to Brazilian music), whose rhythms accompanied the sensations of the tasting.
CEO @ Gruppo Santa Margherita
Born in 1963, Ettore Nicoletto graduated in Economics and Business Studies from Ca’ Foscari University in Venice and immediately became fascinated by the world of wine. He began his career at the beginning of the 1990s, working for Casa Vinicola Zonin, where he held various positions, including that of Export Director from 2000 to 2003.
In 2004 he moved to the Santa Margherita Wine Group in order to restructure the company’s export department and sales network in Italy, as well as reprogramming its product portfolio. In 2005 he was appointed Director General, with the goal of rationalizing the Group’s activities and creating optimum coordination between its subsidiary companies.
In 2008 came his appointment as CEO, with the aim of projecting the Group towards new trading dimensions, through both organic growth and the acquisition of new businesses.
He also holds the position of CEO of the following companies in the Santa Margherita Wine Group: Ca’ del Bosco – Società Agricola, SM Tenimenti S.r.l., Tenute Santa Margherita – Società Agricola, Cà Maiol srl – Società Agricola e Cantina Mesa srl. After two consecutive mandates, Nicoletto has now concluded his tenure of one of the major roles in the Italian wine sector: that of President of Italia del Vino – Consorzio, a Consortium made up of the most important producers in Italy, such as Santa Margherita, Banfi, Ferrari, Zonin, Gruppo Italiano Vini and others. He continues to be a member of the board of Italia del Vino – Consorzio and is Vice President of the Wine Group of Federvini.
As well as being a keen golfer (he has a 7 handicap), in the ‘80s and ‘90s, Ettore Nicoletto also took part in international off-road motorbike (“enduro”) races, gaining important placings even in the world championships.
Wine Writer and Italian Wine Podcast Host
Monty Waldin scrive di vino ed è specializzato in vino biologico e biodinamico. Dal 2017 conduce ItalianWinePodcast, un podcast dedicato al vino italiano e alla sua cultura. Waldin sièappassionatoalvinodaadolescente,dopoaver lavorato in alcune vigne di Bordeaux per migliorare il suo francese a metà degli anni 80. Successivamente ha viaggiato intorno al mondo per lavorare in cantine biologiche e biodinamiche (in Francia, Germania, California, Italia) e ha scritto i suoi primi libri sul vino e la viticultura sia biologici che biodinamici. Nonostante abbia condotto la sua serie televisiva per Channel 4 intitolata Château Montyin cui ha convertito una vigna di Roussillon al biodinamico, Monty preferisce la radio, o la sua reincarnazione moderna, il podcast. Di recente ha scritto articoli sul vino biodinamico, biologico e naturale per Jancis Robinson MW e per l’Oxford Companionto Wine di Julia Harding MW. Il suo libro Biodynamic Gardening (Dorling Kindersley, 2015) è stato definito “un passo avanti per l’agricoltura biodinamica” dal centro globale per la ricerca sul biodinamico Goetheanumin Svizzera. Monty è il giudice a capo delle degustazioni dei Decanter’s World WineAwards perlaToscana.Lesuefotografiesonoapparseanche sui giornalidisettoreinternazionalie nellaguida Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Guide. Altri titoli comprendono Monty Waldin’s Best Biodynamic Wines (Floris, 2013), e le guide enoturistiche su Bordeaux (2005) e la Toscana (2006).
Vice President @ Vini Franchetti
Born in Rome in 1969. Conducts his studies in Italy, Switzerland and England where he graduates with a degree in Economics from UCL. Pursues different career paths: credit analyst in an investment bank in the City of London; advertising manager in a major international advertising agency based first in London and subsequently in Milan; manager and PR for a well known contemporary artist with an important wine producing estate. In 2011 passes the IAP exam in order to become a qualified agricultural entrepreneur and acquires a 45-hectare estate in San Casciano dei Bagni, Tuscany containing a 1-hectare vineyard of pinot noir, thus giving rise to the Azienda Agricola Franchetti Carlo. The ideal pedoclimatic conditions for the cultivation of the pinot noir grape lead to encouraging oenologic results and to further investments for the extension of the vineyards and for the construction of a new winery. In 2013 produces the first pinot noir vintage named Sancaba. In 2014, together with his cousin Andrea Franchetti, forms the Vini Franchetti SRL holding company to better market and distribute the wines produced by each other’s estates.
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