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Founder, Mindful Wine™

Chiara Shannon

As featured in FORBES, The Wall Street Journal, and Tasting Panel Magazine, Chiara  Shannon is an expert wine industry consultant and a leading voice in the conversation around mindfulness and wine.


Chiara is a WSET Diplima candidate with advanced sommelier training and a graduate of Sonoma State University's Global Executive Wine MBA program. Based in Los Angeles, CA, Chiara has held many roles including Head Sommelier, wine buyer, retail store manager, writer, editor, and educator over a two-decade career in the wine business. She brings this specialized combination of skills and experience to deliver high value results for her clients.


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 of her signature Mindful Wine: Taste With Intention™ wine classes and experiences. 

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 is especially passionate about the regenerative wine movement.


In addition to her consulting work, Chiara enjoys collaborating and sharing with others through workshops, events, and retreats.

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