A WINE IDEA, founded by Sevgi Tüzel-Conghaile, is a Dublin based wine centric business which is dedicated spreading the word on all things wine. Sevgi, who is an Oenologist & Viticulturist, has devoted her life to wine and has spent time as a winemaker, wine scholar and a wine educator.
Sevgi is a certified Sherry Educator, certified Cava Educator, certified Spanish Wine Educator and also has qualifications in Champagne, Port, Rioja and California.
Sevgi’s passion for wine began while she was studying Food Engineering in one of the wine-producing regions of her native Turkey. Following her graduation, she chased her dreams and started to work as a winemaker in her home country.
Sevgi obtained her MSc in Oenology & Viticulture from the most prestigious universities in the world in the field of wine, Montpellier SupAgro and Bordeaux Sciences Agro in France and Hochschule Geisenheim University in Germany. This also gave her a great opportunity to visit many vineyards and a chance to discover especially the French and German wine regions. She later joined in a research project in Château Couhins in Pessac-Léognan in Bordeaux. Following this she joined the team in Heymann-Löwenstein in Mosel in Germany.
She is the vice-chair of Wine Spirit Women and a member of Irish Guild of Sommeliers. She also teaches a wine appreciation course at the Griffith College.Recently she was included on the 50 People to Watch in 2023 by the Irish Times.
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