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Meet Chiara

Meet Chiara.

Founder, Mindful Wine™

Creator, The Yogi Sommelier



As featured in The Wall Street Journal, Chiara Rose Shannon is a California-based advanced sommelier with extensive experience in fine wine sales and a leading voice in the conversation around consciousness and wine.


The inaugural Head Sommelier of K&L Wine Merchants with a fifteen-plus year career in the wine business, Chiara currently lives in Los Angeles where she works as a wine buyer, educator, consultant for the retail, restaurant, travel, and wellness industries.


Chiara is also a RYT-500 certified yoga professional and MBSR-trained mindfulness practitioner with many years of study. This unique background in wine and wellness led to the creation of her personal brand—The Yogi Sommelier—and the development of Mindful Wine™, her education and consulting business.


Chiara believes in wine as part of a healthy, balanced and meaningful lifestyle. Her wellness-informed approach to wine education integrates principles of yoga, mindfulness and traditional sommelier training on top of a deep, working knowledge informed by many years in the industry. An advocate for environmental sustainability, Chiara has niche expertise in organic, Biodynamic and natural wines and sourcing sustainable alternatives within the three-tier system. In addition to her consulting work, Chiara loves to collaborate and share with others through creative in-person and virtual experiences.

To learn about Chiara's next offering, follow @theyogisommelier on Instagram and subscribe to the Mindful Wine™ Journal.

You can also drop her a line at

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