- EXPERTE EN VINS & SPIRITUEUX -
journaliste, dégustatrice, chroniqueuse TV, conférencière et acheteuse
A Parisian with Corsican roots (her name means “good view” in Corsican), Gabrielle Vizzavona has been passionate about wine from the start. From her first school project to her first vinification experience at the age of 9. Her childhood memories are filled with numerous dinners with her grandfather, an experienced winemaker and wine trader. He allowed her to taste, just a little sip, of the most enchanting wines…which set her on a course to become one of the biggest wine advocates in Paris.
As a wine expert who gets to taste more than 5000 wines a year, Gabrielle has travelled to more than 30 wine producing countries to discover the fascinating art of wine making and wine tasting. After earning an economics degree from La Sorbonne, she made the decision to pursue her passion for wine. Gabrielle spent 4 years of rigorous training at the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), The International Wine Organization masters and Davis CA, where she received their flagship qualifications.
Journalist, professional taster, TV presenter and international speaker, Gabrielle has a portfolio of activities that keeps her very busy!
Gabrielle is a senior wine critic and journalist for France’s oldest and most widely spread newspaper, “Le Figaro” and its magazine “Le Figaro Magazine”
She is a the wine expert on the French TV show, “Ça Chauffe en Cuisine”, which is broadcast on the cooking channel amongst a panel of top experts in the gastronomy field. She advocates for responsible farming, organic and biodynamic viticulture.
She is regularly consulted and quoted by the media as an expert for all wine and spirits related issues, and a frequent guest of French and foreign TV channels.
Events, wine tastings and masterclasses
Gabrielle is a speaker in many of the biggest wine and gastronomy trade events (Vinexpo, Salon du Chocolat, top joint-trade organizations, and well known wineries including a few grands crus classés) for which she hosts Master classes and live Tastings. She also organizes wine-related events for a wide range of clients outside the industry (Festivals, corporations and luxury brands from jewellery, cosmetics to fashion).
Gabrielle shares her expertize with the students of many of the top business schools in France and abroad, principally in MBA and Master programs dedicated to wine. The case studies about wine that she wrote serve as a reference in well-know colleges such as King’s college in London or Ecole Polytechnique.
Wine buyer and consultant
Gabrielle designs wine and spirits programs for top hotels, restaurants and delicatessen worldwide.