Marinela Ardelean - Wine Critic & Author
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“Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.”


"Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort"


“The right thing to do and the hard thing to do are usually the same.”


"Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives."


“Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people”

The Story

About me

For me, wine is a continuing revelation of life and, implicitly, of humanity. Through wine, I constantly renew an intimate, heartfelt relationship with nature and I rediscover myself anew each and every single day.

Marinela Vasilica Ardelean

Career/ Current activities in Wine Industry

Marinela has been working as a branding and marketing strategy consultant for various companies in the European Wine Industry as well as a professional wine taster at national and international wine competitions and guides.

Marinela devotes her time as professor at the Italian Chef Academy all the while presiding the „Romania, The Land of Wines” Association, with the goal of contributing to Romania’s cultural, social and economical rebirth. Her first book, „50 Romanian wines meet 50 Italian dishes”, has already achieved first steps on improving people’s perception of Romania worldwide.

She is currently preparing a complete wine guide book which will include all the Romanian and Moldavian wines „The Wine Book of Romania”.

Marinela Vasilica Ardelean

Advanced studies in the field

Marinela holds a MBA (Master in Business Administration) in Wine Industry from Trieste, Italy. She went to the School of Sommeliers for 3 years in Milano and finished her major in Champagne, France.

She took part in both a specialization course in Bordeaux, at l’Ecole du Vin, France and a specialization course in Chongqing and Guangzhou, EMBA program, China.

Marinela also achieved a major in Wine and Food Pairing in Rome, Italy.

Marinela Vasilica Ardelean

Awards in the Wine Industry

In 2013, Marinela reached semi-finals at „The Best Sommelier in the World” contest in London  and was finalist at „Ambassadeur du Champagne” in  Milano. During this year, she was also awarded for her unquestionable passion and talent at the „Young Talents of Italy” contest in Padua.

During 2014, Marinela was voted „The Best Sommelier of Romania” in Bucharest and „Dame Chevalier des Coteaux du Champagne” in France. She was credited the highly prestigious „Sommelier of Honour” award from the Worldwide Sommelier Association and F.I.S. in Rome.

Marinela was honored with the „Successful manager in the wine industry – Women category” award in Spoleto, Italia.

Our Culture

"A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be." - Abraham Maslow

The Works

Our Portfolio

"The best way to predict the future is to invent it." - Alan Curtis Kay

Judge in global and regional wine challenges

Marinela is an internationally acclaimed figure and judge, and a member of panels for a number of wine-tastings.

Brand Manager in wine and food industry

Ensuring that the appearance, positioning and integrity of the brand is the best it can possibly be. With experience in advertising, promotions and sales, she is able to develop specific strategies for entire businesses tailored to product divisions.

Management Consultant

Helping companies to solve issues, create shareholder value, maximize growth and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their clients operations.
Using her broad experience and skillsets, Marinela provides objective, fact based advice. Such advice is utilizes both internal (company financial records) and external (market data and statistics) sources.

Qualified / Professor

Professor Marinela Vasilica Ardelean is a prolific writer and widely respected law and economic scholar. Specialising in sparkling wines, particularly on Champagne and Prosecco, and focusing on Italian and Romanian wines, she also hosts private wine seminars, world-class events and master classes.

Marinela Vasilica Ardelean

Learn to trust your instincts and to follow your passions

The Contact

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