Quaranvino was created at the beginning of the Covid 19 crisis as a way of bringing together wine lovers who were desperate for some entertainment, and wine producers who were suck at home, no longer able to travel and share their passion for their craft.
In these times of social distancing, we manage to find a way to become closer to people that we live further from. We can deliver wines to many European countries meaning that we might not be able to clink glasses or taste the same food, but we can share a really enjoyable, informative evening. This format gives us the chance to be sociable without leaving the house and this is something we are confident will continue in the future.
Meet our team who put together and lead the events.
Faye Cardwell - Founder and Quaranvino Moderator
Faye has been working with Italian wineries since 2004 when she started a job organising wine exhibitions in Asia whilst living in Verona. Soon after she got the wine bug, studied her Italian Sommelier certification (AIS) and WSET levels 2 and 3 went from being almost tea-total to converted wine-lover.
Her day job involves organising wine events for regions and consortiums, taking sommelier and press to Italy to explore the vineyards at first hand, and organising dinners for wine lovers in Munich.
She never says "no" to champagne and believes every wine is perfect with the right company, food and setting. More about her professional work on her other website..
Irene de Vette - Quaranvino Moderator
Irene de Vette is a writer, editor and sommelier based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Just like Faye’s, Irene’s journey into wine started in Italy. Living in Rome, she was writing about the country’s food and culture, so wine inevitably became a love affair.
She completed the sommelier course at the Associazione Italiana Sommelier (AIS), and continues writing about wine culture around the world. She has published several (cook)books, including a book on Dutch wine, Discovering Dutch Wine (2015). Her day jobs also include developing recipes, working as a culinary consultant, and holding tastings.