Welcome to episode 813 in which host Polly Hammond interviews a Ricardo Pasqua and Tanisha Townsend in this special Vinexpo episode of Uncorked.
Today we sit down with not one but two guests! First, we welcome Ricardo Pasqua, CEO of Pasqua Wines (our first Italian guest!). Together with Robert Joseph, we were lucky enough to catch a few spare minutes to talk about the lately released Pasqua Manifesto and what it means to be Unconventional. And, of course, no trip to Paris would be complete without a few moments with Tanisha Townsend, a Chicago native who has made her home in Paris, where she is a popular wine tour guide, guidebook writer, and wine podcaster.
Ricardo Pasqua —
Now 43, he took over the role as CEO at the end of 2015. Riccardo began his career with Pasqua in 2007 and in 2014 was appointed Sales Director, a role that he is still involved with today. He was head of business in the United States before being nominated to lead the company and is headquartered in Italy.
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Tanisha Townsend —
Tanisha Townsend is the Chief Wine Officer of Girl Meets Glass, a wine lifestyle and education agency. She currently lives in Paris, France where she creates wine and food pairing experiences for expats and tourists, hosts a wine podcast named Wine School Dropout, and teaches wine courses at universities in Paris. Insightful and educational, GirlMeetsGlass is the English speakers anchor lady in the beating heart of the French capital. She holds the WSET Level 3, Certified Specialist of Wine, Certified Specialist of Spirits and French Wine Scholar certifications.
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More about the host Polly Hammond:
Polly is Founder and CEO of 5forests. She splits her time between Barcelona, Auckland, and Napa, consulting, writing, and speaking about the trends that impact today’s wine businesses. She’s an advisor to New Zealand Trade & Enterprise, host of Uncorked with the Italian Wine Podcast, cohost of the Real Business of Wine with Robert Joseph, and, occasionally, a knitter.
Polly is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where she earned degrees in International Relations and French. Those studies led to a deep and abiding love affair with behavioural Economics, and her wine work is based on insights into all the crazy and irrational reasons consumers engage with brands.
With over 20 years experience in growing successful companies, Polly knows first hand the challenges faced by independent businesses. She approaches each client experience with empathy and understanding for what it takes to adapt and thrive in the real world.
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