Ben Soffer

Ben Soffer is the Founder and CEO of Spritz Society, an award-winning line of ready-to-drink premium sparkling cocktails that launched direct-to-consumer in 2021 and is now in retail across multiple markets across the U.S. He is also the creator of @BoyWithNoJob, which has accumulated nearly 1.5M social followers. Ben used his platform to help develop […]

Krister Bengtsson

Krister Bengtsson is a journalist and entrepreneur based in Sweden. He has a Wine MBA from Kedge business school in Bordeaux, was named Wine Person of the Year in Sweden in 2018, is a Commandeur de Bordeaux and in 2017 founded Star Wine List, the guide to great wine bars and wine restaurants. 

Liora Levi

After 10 years in hospitality Liora Levi got smitten by the wine bug and graduated with honours from Norwegian Sommelier Education in 2010. She soon got involved in sommelier contests and earned the titles Nordic Sommelier Champion in 2012 and Best Sommelier of Norway in 2013. Since that time her professional life has revolved around […]

Ingrid Hobbs

Ingrid Hobbs is currently the Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – Global Brand House and Corporate Functions at Beam Suntory, Inc., the third largest producer of distilled beverages worldwide. Since 2017, her career has been focused on the DE&I space. Prior to joining Beam Suntory in early 2022, she led DE&I for William Grant […]

Gina DellaVedova

Gina has been championing producers and selling fine wines for over 20 years, with 18 years spent in the import sector. A highly respected member of the trade, she has been recognized by suppliers and colleagues for her knowledge of the US market and her expertise in strategic planning, business development and goal management. As […]

Amy Ezrin

Amy is one of three partners in The Piedmont Guy, a national importer of artisanal wines from the Italian region of Piedmont. In 2021, she successfully launched her own boxed wine brand called Sandy Giovese Vino Rosso, a light-bodied, chillable red wine made from organically farmed grapes in Italy. In 2022, Sandy was joined by […]