Italian Wine Podcast · Ep. 970 Chinedu Rita Rosa | Uncorked

Welcome to episode 970 in which host Polly Hammond interviews Chinedu Rita Rosa, this week on Uncorked.

This week, we welcome Chinedu Rosa, founder of Vines by Rosa and co-founder of Bordeaux Mentor Week. Chinedu was one of the very first certified wine experts in Nigeria and has channeled over 20 years of wine expertise into helping European wine brands embrace the West African markets…But even more, she’s bringing her Nigerian heritage to her European home, hosting hands-on wine and food events that showcase the possibilities when we think beyond our borders.
This week we get super chatty talking about owning our spaces, building new ones, education through passion not tech notes, and how much spice is too much spice.

More about today’s guest:
A banker turned wine export consultant with over 22 years of experience in retailing and wholesale of fine wines in Lagos, Nigeria, her native country, Chinedu now runs her own consulting firm “Vines By Rosa” in Bordeaux, working with wine importers and exporters on both continents. She specializes in methodical wine selection, Exporting, Wine branding, and marketing strategy tailored for Africa.
With the firm intention of being a “bridge between the wine world and Africa”, Vines by Rosa” is the first Nigerian and female owned Wine Export consulting firm in Bordeaux.
Her sense of tasting and being a natural cook, inspired a sub brand “Wining and Dining with Chichi” in her monthly Column in Highbrow Lifestyle Magazine, she writes about food and wine pairings, Undiscovered notes of tastes from the African point of view, and the need for inclusion and diversity in the International Wine world and tasting Encyclopedia.
She has just concluded the 2nd edition of The African food and French Wine pairing event in France, with plans for more to come, in different locations in Europe and Africa, with the intent to highlight the importance of Africa and its Cuisine in the wine World.
She is founder and President of the Bordeaux Business Network and also President of Circle of Global Business Women.

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Polly Hammond

Polly Hammond is the Founder and CEO of 5forests, which means every buck stops with her. As the public face of 5forests, she splits her time between Barcelona, Auckland, and California, consulting, writing, and speaking about the trends that impact today’s lifestyle businesses.