Christina Butorina

Globetrotter, professional marketer, foodie and wine geek, I'm seriously engaged with two greatest passions of my life: travelling and wine.

 

My professional relationship with wine started when I've finished school of sommelier in 2018, whilst studying I've realised that I absolutely wanted to challenge myself further by immersing myself in awesome world of wine. In 2019 I've been certified with WSET Level 3 Award and then in 2021 I've started my WSET Diploma course in Austrian Wine Academy. Thus what had started as a mind-broadening exercise by curiosity then had turned into inspiring and challenging life-time journey with remarkable explorations and fascinating achievements. 

 

My travelling infatuation has roots in my original professional area, where I do global marketing constantly working with lots of countries and people around the world. My real travelling experience had began in 2005, when I've started doing marketing for multinational companies having had a lot of connections and business trips worldwide. I've realised how much I enjoy discovering new territories and learning authentic cultures. Getting to know diverse people, trying local cuisines and wines always went along as an essential part of exploring the world.

 

Although it was not always my intention to write about wine, I fell in love with it so much that I fully incorporated it into my life and travels, thus writing about both topics together has become quite natural part of my life. Today, being in the beginning of my professional wine journey and many years' travelling practice, I have a great pleasure sharing here my best experiences.

 

Normally you can find me anywhere in the world browsing around old medieval castles, taking a ferry to an island in Atlantic ocean or eating oysters at a teeny tiny French oyster farm. I always visit wine estates in diverse wine regions constantly enhancing my knowledge about viticulture, meeting winemakers to learn their incredible experience and taking part in wine tastings around the world. In the rest of my time I still do marketing for the digital industry keeping an eye on the latest online trends.