Picture below: Kristin Noelle Smith with Thierry Gasco, President of the Oenologists’ Union of France (union of the winemakers), and Vice President and Chef de Cave, Vranken Pommery.
Kristin Noelle Smith was imprinted with the vine as a child living in Modesto, California (home of one of the world’s largest producers and exporters of CA wines). She received both her B.A. and M.B.A. from Northwestern University and has lived in Chicago for the past 25 years. She seeks to offer historical and business perspectives in her wine commentary, with a vibrant enthusiasm for wine’s many unique and exciting facets.
She is the host of Champagne Journal, the 8 part video series on the history of champagne filmed in France. For more information regarding this wine journal and to read her blog exclusively about champagne, kindly go to www.champagnejournal.com
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Kristin Noelle Smith at a Union des Grands Cru de Bordeaux