About Me

Silvina G Palacio, DWS, CWS

I started my wine journey when I was a very young girl, my father loved Malbec and used to put some in my seltzer water, a practice very common in Argentina.

But, my true passion for wine began much later, when I started working at Wines from Spain/ Embassy of Spain, our focus was to promote the importing and selling of Spanish brands to the US. There I became an expert on all the different Spanish grape varieties and appellations. 

Later on, I thought it was important to learn about the competition and started to take wine classes and courses to learn about other wine producing countries, I got my Wine and Education Spirit Trust Diploma in Wines and Spirits in 2006 and my American Society of Wine Educators Certified Wine Specialist Diploma later that year.  During that time I had the opportunity of meeting some of the most important wine experts in the US.  

After 5 years at Wines from Spain I went to work for  two wine Public Relations Agencies, with them I organized wine events, in store tastings and also continued teaching about wines to consumers. 

In 2008 I started working for Frederick Wildman and Sons, a wine importer company that sells wines from all around the world. This gave me an opportunity to familiarize myself with Italian and French wines and discovered that my favorite region is Burgundy and Pol Roger my favorite NV champagne.  I worked in the Public Relations department, organizing events, promoting brands and making sure the Wine Press sampled Frederick Wildman’s brands, to get great reviews. 

After 12 long years, I decided to stop working in the wine business, but wine continues to be my passion now as a Wine blogger and educator. A passion I share with everybody that wants to learn about wine.  I believe wine is the best beverage in this world and encourage everybody to taste as much as they can.