Based in São Paulo, Brazil, Claudia is a certified sommelier, holds a WSET level 3 certification and a Master of Science in Wine Tourism Innovation. During the past 3 years she has lived in Catalunya, Bordeaux, Porto and Uruguay, working and learning from the best wine producers. Since 2018 she is committed to foster and disseminate the wine culture in South America through her company, Claudia Melo Wines. She consults on wine education, events and wine tourism. Before starting her wine career in 2015, Claudia dedicated 12 years to the banking and insurance sector.