About me

Eleonora Scholes is known as one of Russia’s most authoritative wine journalists. She regularly writes for key Russian wine publications as well as contributes to the international press. She is also an acknowledged wine industry expert. Her extensive knowledge of the Russian market is used in various consulting projects, as well as at international conferences.

Eleonora is a member of Grand Jury Européen, a group of prominent European and American tasters (www.grandjuryeuropeen.com).

My interview to the Italian Sommelier Association — August 2010 in Italian


Current collaboration with the Russian and international press
Gazeta.ru
Vinnaya Karta
Departures
Drinks+ (Ukraine)
Meininger’s Wine Business International
www.wine-business-international.com
The World of Fine Wine
The Wine Cellar Insider

Other articles in the Russian and international press
Forbes.ru
www.drinktime.ru
Gastronom and Gastronom Profy
Enoteka
Simple Wine News
Passport Moscow
Art in Wine
Dorogoy (Kazakhstan)
Magnum
Cigar Clan
[fine]wines
Vitrina
Business Special Report
Vkus
A la Carte
Hecho a Mano
Restoranny Biznes
Vinolyubitel
Sommelier.ru
www.winenews.ru
Falstaff
Decanter
www.decanter.com
www.entaste.com

Books
Contribution to Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book 2013 (2011)
Contribution to Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book 2012 (2010)
Contribution to Opus Vino (2010)
Contribution to Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book 2011 (2009)
Contribution to Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book 2010 (2008)
Translation of Nicolas Joly book “From Sky to Earth” into Russian (2007)
Contribution to the Big Russian Encyclopaedia on Alcoholic Beverages (2005)


Publishing projects
Norbis European Wine Guide, with Bisso Atanasov, guides on Sicily and Greece (2011)


Key Consulting Projects
Russia Wine Market Landscape Report by Wine Intelligence, UK (2011)
Russia Wine Market Landscape Report by Wine Intelligence, UK (2008)
Il Vino nel Mercato Globale by Confagricoltura, Italy (2008)


Judging at wine and sommelier competitions
Perlage, Italy (2009)
MundusVini, Germany (2007)


Speaking at conferences and lecturing
The Moscow International Wine Expo (2011)
Vinitaly Russia (2011)
Solo Italiano (2011)
The London International Wine Fair (2011)
Russian Wine Fair (2010)
7th Symposium of The Institute of Masters of Wine (2010)
Vinitaly Russia (2010)
Vinoble (2010)
FineWine (2010)
SDA Bocconi (Milan), Fine Food & Beverage MBA (2009)
Vinitaly (2009)
World Sauvignon Congress (2008)
Roma Wine Festival (2008)


Recognition & key developments

April 2009 — nominated as "Best young foreign wine journalist" by Comitato Grandi Cru d’Italia

April 2008 — nominated as "Best young foreign wine journalist" by Comitato Grandi Cru d’Italia

October 2007 — winner of the Circle of Wine Writers bursary with "Climate Change — Wine Change?" article

November 2006 — organiser of "La Renaissance des Appellations" biodynamic tasting in Moscow

Wine career 2005
It is hard to remember who was the first to call her Russian Jancis Robinson, but he must have been right. Having moved to Italy, Eleonora did not slow down but, on the contrary, expanded her wine activities. Having successfully run several projects, having created some excellent wine articles and being the first among the Russian authors to have joined The Circle of Wine Writers, she has become an ambassador of the Russian wine journalism on the international arena. Well done! Moscow Wine Press Club (an association of leading wine authors writing in the Russian mass media)
"Magnum" ¹4(4) 2005

Since November 2005 — member of The Circle of Wine Writers international association

Rising star in the wine journalism 2004
Moscow Wine Press Club (an association of leading wine authors writing in the Russian mass media)

Best wine journalist 2004
Independent Wine Club (Russian consumer wine club)

Summer 2004 — Intermediary Certificate of Wine & Spirit Education Trust programme (scored 100 points of 100 at the exam)

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