Michele Padberg

Michele Padberg is an advanced sommelier, international wine judge, and co-owner of Vivac Winery. She has taught master classes, hosted VIP tasting and at the American Wine National Conferences, the University of Upper Alsace in France, and the Association of Wine Educators in the I-JK. Co-author of the The New Normal in the Wine World, Padberg wrote for Sommelier Intenational magazine from 2019 to 2022 and has covered wine for a number of newspapers and blogs. She loves to travel and explore new wine often with her family in tow. Find her www.WineFirst.net