ABOUT  ME

ABOUT ME

A lawyer with more than 15 years experience in international business with enormous curiosity to learn and understand how the things work.

Brave enough to jump into unknown and to start from scratch. Courageous to test my limits and every time when seems that the goal is reached come to the conclusion that the sky is the limit. 

Creative personality who knows about the style and the manners, with natural capacities to create beauty out of simple things. 

Passionated traveller, culture and tradition discoverer who has no fear to put hands on work to understand how things are made. 

ME & PORTUGAL

One accidental trip (however I believe that everything happens on a purpose) took me to Portugal. To the country located at the most Western point of Europe where my breath was taken away by the nature, culture, architecture and traditions. Here I started my way of exploration of wine tradition known in this part of the world from Roman times.

Countless visits to wineries, commented wine tastings and food pairings, along with the people who exercise this ancient art, motivated me:

  • to study at WSET (institution that provides globally recognised education and qualifications in wines, spirits and sake),

  • to obtain diploma in Wine Marketing and Enotourism,

  • to qualify for Ambassador of wines of Portugal and

  • to create my own online course "Secrets of Wine Appreciation".

 

In my daily life I share my passion for Portuguese wines in my blogue, commented wine tastings and selecting wines for my clients. I participate as a judge in national and international wine competitions and demystify the world of wines in my online course for the curious.

 

I am so excited to continue exploration of Portuguese wine and gastronomy world and would like to invite you to join this thrilling journey. Follow me!

A founder of BOTTLED ASSETS, Ilona Akulova