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Sarah May Grunwald

Our Georgian wine expert

Sarah May Grunwald is originally from California by way of Australian parents and lived in Australia and Germany before settling in Italy in 2005. She graduated from San Diego State University with a BA in European Humanities and has a sommelier certificate from AIS and has complete WSET level two and has no desire to continue with professional wine education as she feels wine is more about people than institutionalized tastings. Sarah is a professor at the Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici where she teaches the course “Wines of Italy”. She is also the co-owner and manager of Antiqua Tours, which offers wine tastings, winery visits and cultural tours in and around Rome. She fell in love with the country,  people and wine of Georgia and now spends her days plotting a move to Tbilisi.  She is an ambassador for wine and travel to the Republic of Georgia and also offers food and wine tour services to Georgia and has co-founded a website and business called Taste Georgia which will provide group and private culinary and wine tour services to the country and also provide wine education services to educate the general public and people in trade about Georgian qvevri wine through representational services at trade shows and private tastings. She currently lives in the Castelli Romani in Italy with her husband, five dogs, five cats and tends to 30 olive trees. Future plans include planting vines and making wine in Lazio and convincing her husband to let her adopt a tuxedo kitten.

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