It gives us great pleasure to announce that Michele Shah was named Best International Journalist at Vinitaly a few days ago. “I had a very moving experience yesterday, being awarded the Best International Journalist prize by Italy’s Grand Cru committee, with a really warm standing ovation from the 130 producers! I think it was one of the highlights of my working career!” writes Michele.
Michele Shah’s link with India began more than five years ago as a valuable member of my stable of freelancers at The Oberoi Group Magazine. She also contributed to the very first issue of Sommelier India. Michele is now well-known in India as an SI columnist and a consultant for the Italian wine trade, organizing tasting events and workshops for wine importers and buyers as well as educationals on Italian wine and its regions for the international press.
Congratulations, Michele, for a well deserved honour. We were delighted to hear the news!
– Reva K Singh
Michele wrote on Women in Power for the March/April 2009 issue of Sommelier India.