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Meet Chiara

The Yogi Sommelier

As featured in The Wall Street Journal, Chiara Rose Shannon is a California-based advanced sommelier with extensive experience in the fine wine business.


The inaugural Head Sommelier of San Francisco-based K&L Wine Merchants, Chiara works as a wine buyer, educator and consultant for the retail, restaurant, travel and wellness industries.


Chiara is also a RYT 500 certified yoga professional with many years of study. This unique background in wine and wellness led to the creation of her own business—The Yogi Sommelier—and the development of Mindful Wine, an intuitive approach to wine education that integrates the principles of yoga, mindfulness and the disciplined approach to wine tasting as taught to professional sommeliers.

Chiara believes in wine as part of a healthy, balanced and meaningful lifestyle. An advocate for environmental sustainability in the wine business, Chiara has niche expertise in organic, Biodynamic and natural wines. She loves to collaborate and share with others through workshops, events, and retreats.


To learn about Chiara's next offering, follow @theyogisommelier and subscribe to Mindful Wine.



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