Interview with Eleonora Galimberti // Enozioni

Who is behind the popular Instagram account Enozioni?

This is something we’ve both wondered after following this account for sometime. Recently, we were sent a message from Enozioni and asked to exchange interviews. Naturally we were excited! We are pleased to share this brief interview of Eleonora Galimberti, the woman behind Enozioni. As always, we are happy to support and showcase a fellow sister of the vine.

Short Bio

I was born in Italy in Milan, the city of fashion and design made in Italy. At the beginning of my career, after graduating in communication, I was lucky to work in Giorgio Armani company and it was a dream. My passions have always been fashion, writing and – growing up – I learned to love wine (my mother comes from the land of Brunello di Montalcino!). I left the fashion system and went back to university for a Master in Food & Beverage Management, at the same time I studied and became a Sommelier and then I joined a famous Champagne House as their Marketing & Communication Manager, until I founded Enogallery and Enozioni. Today I am happy to work with winemakers, hospitality companies and lifestyle magazines to promote the culture of wine in the world.

How did you get started in the world of wine?

I discovered the wine gradually, thanks to my mother who was born in Tuscany, land of great red wines. With my family I have always traveled a lot since I was young, and explored the pleasures of good food and wines in different countries and cultures. Curiosity turned into passion and passion made it into a job. As Confucius said, “choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” The passion for wine, great food and the desire to know how to combine them and enhance each other has always been within me, in my DNA: my mother was born in Tuscany and I have Brunello in my veins. Perhaps I was predestined to all this but I discovered it little by little!

What made you start up your very successful Instagram account?

I have a degree in Communication and after the F&B Management specialization, I had the opportunity to work in the Italian branch of a famous Champagne House as marketing and communication manager. Among the tasks I was involved with, I had to develop social media, brand promotion and online communication. I really liked it and I started to get excited about these activities so much that, when the contract ended, I decided to dedicate all myself to a new professional project, Enogallery. My core commitment is to communicate the culture and excellence of wine in the world as an “expression of art” (this is why -gallery) with an innovative style open to young generations, social media and digital marketing.

What advice do you have for other women wanting to get into the wine world?

The woman is emerging more and more in the world of wine, which until a few years ago was the prerogative of purely male elite. This is fantastic! Like many other women of wine, I support the importance of a female share in this world. To those who like me want to turn their passion into a profession I recommend to always be curious, eager to learn new things every day, read, experiment, innovate to refine their skills, and especially travel everywhere: to get the most authentic and genuine knowledge you have to meet the people who made history, interact and deeply dive into culture.

What is the most interesting wine region you have visited and the one on top of your wish list?

The region that has touched me so far has been Burgundy, which I visited a summer a few years ago. It was exciting to cross the terroirs from where the famous grand cru are born. The villages are delightful and fascinating to visit, and each wine tasting was an intense sensory experience. I am obviously in love with my Italy, in particular of Montalcino to which I am linked, with its beautiful landscapes and the great red wines that I adore.

I love traveling and I was lucky enough to visit many wine regions in the world. Outside Italy I visited some interesting wineries in California (Napa, Sonoma, Santa Barbara), France (Alsace, Champagne, Burgundy), and South Australia. In the future I would like to discover wine in Chile, Argentina, New Zealand and certainly also Canada for its excellent “ice wines”.

What is the most memorable wine experience you have had so far?

There are some tastings so intense that left me with indelible memories. I always remember with pleasure a fantastic Brunello at Gianfranco Soldera’s house: it was lunchtime and a hot day in Montalcino – not really ideal for enjoying full-bodied reds – but I can still feel the seduction of that velvety juice like it was yesterday. Another beautiful moment was in Bordeaux at Chateau Margaux where we tasted different vintages of premier grand cru in the exclusive wine cellar. Both experiences I will never forget.

Who is inspiring you right now? (Other IG accounts, individuals you work with, etc.)

Contemporary women who play a role in wine entrepreneurship are a great source of inspiration. They can be winemakers, communication managers, winemakers, sommeliers, journalists: I know many examples of women who with passion and determination have been able to establish themselves and enhance the role of the woman in this industry. I think it is essential to have positive models to be inspired by, that is not a limit to our personality but a motivation to get to know ourselves better, to focus our goals and to build our own path. One day I would like to join an international community of women of wine, to bring together strong and influential women for networking, sharing and inspiration.

What’s your favorite wine to drink right now?

It would be easy to say Champagne: it is beautiful with everything! As you have read, I love experimenting because not a whole life is enough to try all the wines, but obviously, I have my own preferences. In this hot season (summer is approaching in Italy) I enjoy semi-aromatic whites like New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc (there is much more variety than ever before and quality seems on an unstoppable upward curve), German kabinett Riesling and lightly oaked Chardonnays like Chablis. On cooler evenings, I open a good medium-bodied red. To stay in Italy, I recommend to try some styles less famous than others: Pinot Noir (Alto Adige), Lacrima di Morro d’Alba (Marche), Cannonau (Sardinia), Valpolicella Ripasso (Veneto), Primitivo aka Zinfandel (Apulia). I could really write a book about my favorite wines!

Well Fam, that’s a wrap! Is there another lady of the Vine you’d like to see featured? Let us know! Well try and make it happen!

Xoxo

Amanda and Christina

Three Olives Rosé Vodka Ice Popsicles

Summer is here and it’s time to enjoy a cool, refreshing treat! Try our Rosé Vodka popsicles this summer and you’re definitely going to be a hit at your next pool party! Bonus, they’re super easy to make. Anyone over 21 years of age can prepare and enjoy them.👍🏼

The inspiration: Since rosé vodka has now become “a thing” one of the first thoughts we had was, well, what the heck do we do with it!?! Other than mix it with soda water we were kinda stumped. Regardless, we were still pretty excited about the release of Three Olives Rosé Vodka. First of all, we love rosé (and who doesn’t?). In our early college days, we loved vodka (no judgement please!). After countless hours in the Señorita Test kitchen (aka Amanda’s Moms kitchen…Hi Mom!), We came up with a super simple, easy to follow recipe!

What you will need:

Popsicle molds

This is the style we used, however feel free to use ones that compliment your tastes, aesthetic and style.

Three Olives Rosé Vodka (2oz)

Coconut Water (8oz)

Ice (3 ice cubes, think your moms ice tray)

Raw organic agave nectar (continuous squirt for 3 seconds or about 3 oz)

Organic frozen strawberries (about 5 medium)

Directions:

Combine all the ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour contents into popsicle molds, leaving space at the top. This recipe makes about 6 popsicles. Freeze 6-8 hours or overnight.

TIP: Don’t get cute and try to add more alcohol! Alcohol and freezing simply don’t mix. If you add too much alcohol, the mixture won’t freeze and you’ll be left with rosé vodka slush 😡 Always try to follow a 1:4 alcohol to mixer ratio for the right consistency!

If you liked this recipe and want to see others like it, reach out to us in the comments section below, on instagram, or shoot us an email

Love you and Happy Popsicling,

The Senoritas 💃🏻💃🏼

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Christina Glass and Amanda Goodwin

Chapel Down English Sparkling

Chapel Down English Sparkling

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Happy Wine Wednesday, Winos! It’s been a while since we’ve posted because we’ve been really busy promoting Dan’s Rosé Soirée.

Anyways, on Friday I (Amanda) had the most amazing wine experience. Yes, those do happen from time to time! Charlotte aka @Madampalate invited me to a wine tasting/meet the wine maker event at Pure Liquid. It’s in the One World Trade Shopping Center in the financial district.

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Josh Donaghay-Spire is the chief wine maker at Chapel Down located in Kent. A group of us met with him and we were introduced to 3 of his sparkling wines. Prior to this meeting, I have never tried any wines from the UK 🇬🇧. I went into this meeting with an open mind and really didn’t know what to expect! I found the timing of this event perfect as the Royal wedding was on Saturday. Wouldn’t you know, they served English Sparkling there ! 👏🏻

I brought home a bottle of their classic non-vintage brut. Chapel down practices hand harvesting. The fruit undergoes cool fermentation followed by full malolactic fermentation. The wine then matures on its fine lees in tank for six months. Once bottled, the wine is then aged on its lees for 9 – 24 months.

The non-vintage Brut is a Pinot Noir dominated blend. There is a clarity and elegance to this sparkling wine that is captivating! I found myself quickly wanting another glass. There are aromas of red apple, lemongrass and freshly baked bread. I also noted hints of strawberry and apple on the palate and fine persistent bubbles.

This sparkling wine retails $48-50. When compared with champagnes and other sparkling in the same price range the quality is unmatched. I found this wine to be on par, if not better than its competitors.

Hopefully, I have another opportunity to try Chapel Down Wines again! I certainly, won’t forget this one! This is their website;

https://www.chapeldown.com

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Check out this quick YouTube video! It’s from my personal channel.

❤️

Amanda 💃🏼

 

PS

If you’re interested in Rosé Soirée, it’s this coming Weekend in the Hamptons. We can get you 15% off just for being a Señorita Time supporter. 💋

Click here to buy tickets. Use code SEÑORITA