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Wine & words provides high-quality, personalised and multilingual wine writing, wine training and wine consultancy.

Kristel - wine and words

Wine & words was founded in 2015 by Kristel Balcaen, MA in Linguistics and Literature, Certified Sommelier from the Flemish Wine Academy, WSET Advanced Certified and Sommelier-Conseil from the Université du Vin in Suze-la-Rousse, France.

With 20 years of experience in higher education, writing, communication and international cooperation, Kristel has been working with students, clients, partner organisations and businesses worldwide. She has written articles on a range of topics and has been a speaker at many international conferences and events.

Her passion for wine and the joys of good food continue to lead her in new directions. She is currently a lecturer at the Flemish Wine Academy, a member of the editorial board of Ken Wijn-magazine, ‘wine mistress’ at Commandery Caudalie, a judge in wine tasting panels, and in her spare time, she is writing a book on her absolute favourite topic: wine aromas and the role of herbs and spices in food and wine pairing.

Contact: kristel @ wineandwords.be

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