Melba ALLEN – Leaving the USA for Europe after her studies at the University of Houston, Melba falls in love with the wine and food culture in France and decides to stay. She obtains a diploma from the well-known “Université-du-vin, Suze la Rousse in the Rhone Valley and at the same time succeeds in getting Beginning and Advance Certificates from the WSET [Wine & Spirits Education Trust] Program of London in the same year. As a passionate enthusiast, Melba dedicates herself to Wine Communication and Education.
Operating her own Wine Company in France in 1997, Melba has been involved with buying and selling wines Internationally, judging wines in Tasting competitions, and writing on-line articles for www Elle Magazine.com, Vin & Cuisine Ask an Expert.
Melba now lectures on Wine Science and Business and Wine Tourism at the “Institut Européen de Management International (IEMI) in Paris, as well as write blogs on Wine and Travel under the name “The Wine Profilers by OENO COM.
2012 IWINETC – PERUGIA
Who Are The Modern Day Wine Tourists.