Photography Gina Estrada - Sommelier Chef Ambassador. Cook & Chef Institute
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Gina Estrada - Sommelier

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 Sommelier Georgina Estrada Gil Outstanding Mexican sommelier, National Ambassador for the El Cielo Valle de Guadalupe BC wine-making group. She is the Vice-President of the Mexican Sommeliers Association (ASM), A.C., for whom she is one of the authorised instructors on the ASM-run diploma courses for future sommeliers. She is the Managing Director of...

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 Sommelier Georgina Estrada Gil Outstanding Mexican sommelier, National Ambassador for the El Cielo Valle de Guadalupe BC wine-making group. She is the Vice-President of the Mexican Sommeliers Association (ASM), A.C., for whom she is one of the authorised instructors on the ASM-run diploma courses for future sommeliers. She is the Managing Director of @ginasommelier, a leading company in the wine and distilled drinks industry; for 18 years, she was the spokesperson for LOUIS XIII Ultra-premium cognac, from French company Rémy Martin; she was a lecturer on oenology at CESSA (Mexico State Campus University). She holds a Certified Level at The Court of Master Sommeliers. She has judged national and international sommelier and wine competitions.

 

A few of the most relevant landmarks in her career in the wine and distilled drinks industry are cited below.

 

Her training as a professional sommelier is endorsed by the Mexican Sommeliers Association (ASM), AC, affiliated to the International Sommeliers Association (ASI):

 

● Diploma as a Chef from the Belinglise Gastronomic Institute

● Diploma in Oenology from Anáhuac del Sur University.

● Diploma in Distilled Drinks from the ASM.

● Diploma in Coffees, Teas, Tobacco Products & Cheeses from the ASM.

● She currently holds a Certified Level at The Court of Master Sommeliers. In her work as a Sommelier:

● Vice-President of the Mexican Sommeliers Association (ASM), AC.

● Through her company Ginasommelier, she organises, runs and operates events based around the wine and distilled drinks industry for premium brands.

● She actively participates as a coordinator and lecturer for the various diplomas run by the Mexican Sommeliers Association (ASM) AC to train future sommeliers.

● She is a member of the Wine Council for the Robb Report México magazine published by Forbes.

● She has her own line of wines – G&G By Ginasommelier – produced in El Cielo valley in Guadalupe. https://www.ginasommelier.com.mx/gg-by- ginasommelier/

● She is a columnist for the El Conocedor México magazine, writing about wines and distilled drinks.

● She is a speaker at conferences on wines and distilled drinks for groups of doctors, businessmen and politicians, and on other forums.

● She provides advice to various restaurants and wine/gastronomy-based businesses, offering training to the personnel, producing wine menus and making suggestions regarding distilled drinks.

● Together with 4 colleagues specialising in the issue, she hosted the “El Gourmet Responde Vinos” programme on the El Gourmet channel.

● She hosted the “Sommeliers Para Llevar” podcast for the news outlet Reforma.com for 5 years.

● She has given a number of conferences and run tastings for tequila, cognac and whisky and mescal, among others, for private groups and embassies.

● She has received significant recognition for her career and notable contribution to the world of the sommelier in Mexico.

● She was sommelier at Le Cirque Restaurant in the Hotel Camino Real, Mexico City, from 2001 to 2004.

● She was the columnist on wines for Food and Travel México magazine.

● She placed second in the National Sommeliers Competition in 2004.

● She was the alternate sommelier in the World Sommeliers Competition in Greece in 2004.

● She was a lecturer on Wine Culture and Tasting at Anáhuac (Mexico North) University for the degree in Gastronomy and Hotel Industry Administration, obtaining a merit on 3 occasions for academic excellence.

● She has participated in articles on wines and distilled drinks for specialist magazines, including Catadores, AMURA, Vino y Gourmet, etc.

 

 

Website: www.ginasommelier.com.mx

Twitter: @ginasommelier

Facebook: Ginasommmelier

Instagram: @ginasommelier

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