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Founder, Mindful Wine™

Chiara Shannon

As featured in The Wall Street Journal, Chiara Rose Shannon is an advanced sommelier with extensive experience in fine wine sales and a leading voice in the conversation around mindfulness and wine.


Based in California, Chiara has held many roles including wine buyer, manager, writer, club director, educator and consultant over a long career in the wine business. Chiara was the inaugural Head Sommelier at the award-winning retailer K&L Wine Merchants in the San Francisco Bay Area. Over the past decade, Chiara worked as lead wine buyer and manager of Mission Wines in South Pasadena, Los Angeles.


 Chiara is also a 500 RYT certified yoga professional and MBSR-informed mindfulness practitioner with many years of study. This unique background in wine and wellness led to the creation Mindful Wine™, a multi-faceted consultancy offering her signature Taste With Intention™ wine courses, along with professional consulting, education and experience services.

Chiara believes in wine as part of a healthy, balanced and meaningful lifestyle. An advocate for environmental sustainability in the wine business and beyond, Chiara has niche expertise in organic, Biodynamic, natural and sustainably grown wines. She loves to collaborate and share with others through workshops, events, and retreats.

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