What Yuri Love：
Visiting Wineries, Traveling, Wine Meditation, Mindfulness moment
Wonderful World of Wine
My wonderful world of wines begins within the fabulous Napa Valley, with a great passion for wines, and all the amazing people who help produce them. Wines have truly become a great influence in my life, so much so that I became a trained certified wine specialist. My greatest joy is sharing my knowledge of wines and wineries with all the wine enthusiasts I meet.
In addition to owning my own business as a wine educator and wine consultant, I also provide translation services for Japanese speakers who want to learn about wines and the beautiful wine country. That makes me an ideal partner for wineries wishing to create or expand their Japanese market, or who have special needs regarding Japanese clients.
Previous work experiences have also broadened my skills and expertise in the wine industry. As a Corporate and events manager at Kenzo Estate I organized and planned many special events for all different types of occasions, as well as providing site tours and direct wine sales.
While working for the Napa Valley Wine Train, my responsibilities included but were not limited to international marketing, wine merchandising, and sales. Within my six years at the Wine Train, wine sales increased to Japan year after year, and Japanese guests increased over 20%, and internet correspondence from Japan increased by over 300%.
My wonderful world of wine is filled with so many amazing people, stories, and experiences. I can’t wait for you to join me in my next wine country adventure and share your passion and joy for wines with me.
Wine and Spirit Education Trust Level 2
Court of Master Sommeliers Level 1
Sommelier from All Nippon Sommelier Association (ANSA)
Napa Valley Rocks Training Program Certification
TIPS Certification (Alcohol Server and Seller training)
Wine Appreciation Sommelier Course
Coffee and Tea Adviser Certification
Cheese Coordinator Certification
Kikisake-Shi (sake sommelier) Certification