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Leona De Pasquale DipWSET
Founder, Owner & Chief Educator

 

Leona is a wine educator, wine writer and translator.  She is a certified Madeira and Bordeaux Wine Educator, and accredited Aroma Academy Trainer. 

 

Leona is a member of the Circle of Wine Writers and has authored articles for various publications such as GuildSomm, Club Oenologique, Falstaff International and Wine and Spirits Digest Taiwan.  Her translation work includes The World Atlas of Wine, American Wine, Natural Wine, Amber Revolution, and the WSET study materials. 

Apart from running Camellia and Vine, Leona also teaches at various wine schools including the WSET London. Leona also judges at international wine competitions including the IWSC, Decanter Retail Awards and Mundus Vini.

 

In addition to her love for wine, Leona is also a certified Tea Sommelier. Her training courses in wine and tea have been endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality since 2022.

To know more about Leona and read her recent articles, please follow the link.

Meet The Team

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Mia Hayes DipWSET

Operation & Training Manager

Mia has a strong background in finance and operations and has worked in wine retail and events for many years. 

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Eva Lin 

Wine & Tea

Event & Marketing

Eva found her true calling in wine in 2017 when she was in Taiwan. As a marketing professional, she has a broad interest in tea, beer, wine, sake and spirits.  

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Sanya Abhay DipWSET

Wine Educator

Sanya is a Master of Wine student and a Master Sommelier  Candidate. He is our fine wine educator  and event host.  

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Toby Hanmore

Tea & Wine

Event Host 

Having worked as a Sommelier in fine dining restaurants across the UK Toby is passionate about all beverages with a particular focus on Wine and Tea.