Effi is a multilingual winelover; her passion was born out of her fierce curiosity about aromas and flavours. She served this spirit of enquiry by analysing sensory-active wine compounds in a tiny lab at the School of Chemistry for 2 semesters. A harvest at a reputable Greek winery followed before moving to France and Germany to enrol in the Vinifera Euromaster, an M.Sc. in Oenology and Viticulture. Having graduated, she moved to London and joined the sommelier team at Marcus Wareing. She gained a multifaceted experience while working at the e-Commerce department of Amathus Drinks, a specialist importer and retailer and she cut her teeth in the world of wine collectors and investors at Genesis Wines. Effi joined Maisons Marques et Domaines in July 2015 as Brand Manager for Pio Cesare, Tommasi, Castiglion del Bosco, Marchesi Mazzei, Domaines Schlumberger, Pascal Jolivet and Meerlust Estate. Effi was awarded her WSET Diploma in Wines and Spirits in 2019. A true lover of Italian food, literature and cinematography, she enjoys cooking, writing in her blog and social media and playing tennis.