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Founder, Mindful Wine™

Chiara Shannon

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


Chiara is a WSET Diplima candidate and graduate of Sonoma State University's Global Executive Wine MBA program. Based in Los Angeles, California, Chiara has held many wine industry roles including sommelier, wine buyer, retail manager, educator and consultant over a long career in the wine business. She was the inaugural Head Sommelier at K&L Wine Merchants  and worked as Wine Buyer and Manager of Mission Wines in South Pasadena for the better part of a decade under noted sommelier Chris Meeske.


Chiara is also a 500-HR 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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