ALESSANDRA ESTEVES, MAES, DipWSET
Alessandra Esteves is the Director of Wine Education for the Florida Wine Academy. She is a WSET Certified Educator and holds the WSET Level 4 (Diploma) in Wines & Spirits. She also has a Champagne Master Level, by the Wine Scholar Guild and the Master of Rioja DOCa certification.
Having studied wine since 2004, she has dedicated herself in recent years to becoming the distinguished wine professional that she is today. In 2016, she earned her Diploma from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust, the highest qualification that this renowned organization awards.
Ms. Esteves’ articles on wine and related subjects have been published in three books, and in magazines in different countries. She has written a 40-page treatise about the Chinese wine and spirits market which is available online. Ms. Esteves has also served as an Associate Judge at the International Wine and Spirit Competition in London. More recently, Ms. Esteves participated as a Competition Judge at the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Convention & Exposition and as a Judge for the American Fine Wine Competition.
Previously, Ms. Esteves practiced as a corporate lawyer in Brazil and Germany, having joined the Brazilian Bar Association in 2000. She is fluent in Portuguese, German, English, Italian, and Spanish; and has acquired a primary proficiency in French.