Meet Anna Maria

Anna Maria with a glass of rose

Hi friends! I’m Anna Maria.

I’m a Certified Sommelier and owner of Chania Wine Tours. I have taught dozens of wine classes, led hundreds of educational wine tours, and drank thousands of wines. I love teaching people about wine and breaking it down in brand new ways. I write about wine for the everyday wine drinker, and those that drink wine every day! This is a safe, judgement-free space to get the answers to all your wine questions.

I’ve been in the wine industry for 15 years. I’ve had every job you can imagine from Sommelier to wine importer to sales to retail to growing our own grapes. Sure, I have the credentials, but I’m not done learning myself. Wine is an endless journey, one I hope you’ll travel with me on. In these pages, I bring to you my experiences, insights, discoveries, and mistakes I’ve made along the way. We’ll talk about grapes, regions, wine travel, and have some fun. I’ll rely on you to reel me in if I get too nerdy.

At the end of the day, I’m an exhausted mom of two little boys, who just wants to have a glass of wine and dream of her next vacation. My other hobbies include eating, traveling to places with good wine and food, and cooking.