Sommelier, lifestyle expert and global virtual experience guru.
An award-winning experiential storyteller and expert, Belinda specializes in making epic moments everyday occurrences and is a leader in powerful virtual engagement that connects, comforts and amplifies. Belinda’s over twenty-year career has earned her myriad accolades and she has made a name for herself as a sought-after lifestyle expert, business mentor and innovator. Belinda managed the legendary 26,000 bottle cellar at Charlie Trotter’s, the wine lists at Laurent Gras’ The Fifth Floor, and Danny Meyer’s The Modern. While at The Modern, she was honored with James Beard Awards’ “Outstanding Wine Service” in 2011 – the first and only time this award has been given to a bipoc woman. After moving back to Chicago, Belinda created the approachable wine and beverage program at modern, splashy steakhouse Maple and Ash before setting off on her own. When she’s not planning some of the food world’s buzziest irl and virtual events – Belinda can be found educating passionate wine and food lovers about enjoying wine, brunch and living elegantly and luxuriously for less. She is a regular fixture in local and national outlets like The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Food and Wine, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CNBC, Fox, ABC and more.
"Reaching through the screen."
Delivering powerful, impactful, dramatic presentations – taking on a whole new skillset – virtually. Belinda Chang and Anthony Giglio crack the code on delivering two distinctly different styles through a virtual experience.