Marinela V. Ardelean is a wine critic and author, organizer of successful events in the wine world and juror at international wine competitions. She has specialized in Italy, France and China, and is currently teaching at the Italian Chef Academy. She is also a trainer and brand ambassador for various companies in Europe and a marketing consultant in the oenogastronomic industry. The passion for wine, discovered and transformed into a profession more than a decade ago, led Marinela on a globetrotting journey in which she visited over 70 countries. She has received various awards that have given her international recognition. In January 2017, Marinela began a world tour of the most exclusive wine cellars located in South & North America, Australia, Africa and Asia. In 2014, Marinela launched her first book: 50 Romanian wines meet 50 Italian dishes, an internationally prizewinning bilingual volume. Two years later she published her second book, the first edition of The Wine Book of Romania.