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.
Our expertise is in connecting people to the right wine for them and we prioritise customer service and experience at every step of the process. Our goal is to offer you with a wide range of wines at a fair price. We want to make sure no matter what the budget, you can find a wine that they will enjoy.
One of our favourite things, will always be, getting out to enjoy some wine with you all though our wine tasting events. Over the years, we have organised and hosted hundreds of tastings and we still look forward to the next one.
She is an Oenologist & Viticulturist, who has dedicated her life to wine and has spent time as a winemaker, wine scholar, wine educator and wine consultant. Sevgi is a certified Cava Educator and certified Spanish Wine Specialist. She also joined certified courses that specialize in Champagne, Sherry, 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. Additionally, she contributed to TheTaste.ie as a freelance wine writer. Recently she was included on the 50 People to Watch in 2023 by the Irish Times.
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