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DWWA judge profile: Melania Battiston

Melania Battiston is a judge at the 2024 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).

Melania Battiston

Melania Battiston comes from a small town in Lombardy, Italy. She is currently Assistant Food & Beverage Manager at the luxury hotel brand Aman Resort, where she has been working in Greece and Thailand. Previously in UK, she was Head Sommelier and Wine Buyer at Medlar restaurant in Chelsea, London.

Eight years ago, she moved to the UK to study Marketing at the University of Bath. After meeting Clement Robert at 28-50 Wine Workshop and Kitchen, however, she decided to start a career in the wine industry instead.

Already an advanced sommelier at the Court of Master Sommelier at the age of 24, Melania’s aim is to become the first and youngest Italian female master sommelier, perhaps MW in the future. Moreover, she graduated in Coaching and Positive Psychology at the University of Cambridge. She runs her own consulting and coaching company for hospitality and brands, MelCnC.

Melania is a Champagne lover, an Italian wine aficionado, and she also has a sweet spot for Greece, New Zealand, and Austria.

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