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Interested in wine but don't know where to start? Let my wine courses & tastings empower you to sip, serve, pair and simply enjoy wine with confidence!

It was my enthusiasm for wine and food that led to a career of over 18 years in the hospitality industry, qualifying as a WSET Certified Wine Educator in 2020. I founded Unicorn & The Vine to bring my passion to you for your training needs, be it teaching your hospitality students inhouse, private WSET courses for colleagues or friends and public WSET wine courses.

Having worked in hotel management, operations management and events, my experience covers training and inspiring teams, creating on trend wine lists and working with head chefs on wine and food pairings. My wine courses are for those who want to learn about wine for pleasure or make a career in the hospitality industry. 

And why the name? Just like Unicorns, wine is magical with both being sighted, illustrated and written about since medieval times. In addition, Unicorns are free spirited creatures, something personal to me and this business was always going to be a personable one. 

Wine is much more than what's in the glass; it's one of life's greatest connectors of people encompassing food, culture, nature, travel... I believe it should be accessible and fun and I love to share my passion, empowering others to sip, serve, pair and simply enjoy wine with confidence!

Luisa Salussolia

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