After a long period of importing moped spare parts from Portugal, together with my husband, in 2010 I decided to follow my heart and combine 2 passions: Portugal and food and wine.
So I switched from profession and became a professional Portuguese wine importer in the Netherlands. To do so I followed several courses from WSET and finished my specialization at the
Prova de vinho at the Escola de Viticultura e Enologia da Bairrada, in Anadia
In the mean time I discovered that the knowledge of Portuguese wines in Holland was very poor and to change that I started to work as a wine teacher. I followed the course as a WSET official wine educator in 2014 with success.
To intensify my specialization I went to Madeira in 2015 where I followed the course for
Madeira Wine Ambassador
Completed those studies the last missing part was to discuss with the sommeliers
how to combine the Portuguese wines with the Dutch cuisine. At the Academy of Gastronomy I learned the techniques for these skills and with lots of fun and passion nowadays this is my daily business…
…. Besides the wine teaching lessons
So now it was time to start an international wine school. And what better place could there be then
Quinta de Plansel together with my dear friend Dorina Lindemann.
Everything you wish can be found here for a perfect international wine education!
A passionate winemaker as Dorina with the specific knowledge of Portuguese grape varieties from Plansel nursery in the beautiful surroundings of the Alentejo.
A better environment to learn the international skills of WSET approved method of wine tasting cannot be found.
I hope you enjoy all this as much as I do