Based in Seattle Washington, USA, Hayley believes a passion for wine paired with a desire to learn creates a never ending journey. Her wine adventures started in restaurants 15 years ago and she now works for an American based importer. Her accolades include the WSET Diploma in Wine and the VinItaly International Italian Wine Expert certificate.
Richard Baudains writes about Italian wine for Decanter magazine and chairs a panel at the Decanter World Wine Awards. He is on the local team of the Slow Wine guide and teaches courses on wine journalism at the Università delle Scienze Gastronomiche. He lives in Gorizia, in Friuli-Venezia Giulia.
Kistine Mansuy, founder of Kikico-Wine Events, is a graduated sommelier of the Quebec Institute of Tourism and Hospitality. Involved in the industry for the past 15 years, she has collaborated with renowned brands such as Fairmont Hotels, Relais & Châteaux and Pol Roger Champagne.