Cristina Alcalá is a qualified sommelier; a wine consultant, and taster in Spain. She is a sociologist with a Masters degree in winemaking and viticulture and in human resources. She is a regular columnist in El País and the wine portal’s editor in prisa.com and writer for other Spanish specialist magazines. She has also worked as a wine expert on Radio Nacional de España and has published two books on wine. This year, Alcalá was named technical director of Iberwine, a wine fair that takes place in Spain and Miami. She is a regular judge in several wine tasting awards around the world.