Michelle is a dual Italian/Canadian citizen who left corporate life in Toronto moving to London (UK) to pursue her passion for wine. Today she is a highly-respected wine lecturer, having taught wine industry professionals since 2004 at the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) in London where she a consultant tutor. She has authored articles on wines, wine regions and wine-related events in trade publications and WSET journals. Michelle is a frequent guest wine expert at major wine shows including Vinitaly, The London Wine Trade Fair, The France Show, Taste of London and the Real Food Show.
Michelle is a Chair Judge and member of the Technical Committee for the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) and has judged other international competitions including the International Wine Challenge, South Africa’s Veritas and ABSA Pinotage Top Ten competitions, Every Day Bordeaux, and Roussillon’s Saint-Bacchus Awards.
Michelle consults to restaurants, wineries and trade bodies utilising her specialist knowledge of wine areas which include Italy, South Africa, North America and Bordeaux.