Special Guest: Laura Donadoni

Special Guest: Laura Donadoni

Laura is a certified professional journalist and editor, a professional speaker, a certified Sommelier with merit with the North American Sommelier Association and the World Sommelier Association, a Wset level 3 advanced wine taster; she is one of the few Vinitaly International Italian Wine Ambassadors and a certified wine educator; she is an Italian and Spanish Wine Specialist; an official wine judge for the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and many others international wine competitions, a member of the Los Angeles Wine Writers Association. She is Director of the Wine Education Program at the Pacific National Food and Beverage Museum in L.A.

Most recently Laura Donadoni is U.S. Brand Ambassador for Franciacorta and an honorable Knight of the Order of the Truffle and the Wines of Alba, a prestigious historic order of ambassadors of authentic Piedmont typical products and wines in the world.

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