The People Behind Wine Folly
Dr. Chris Howard is an anthropologist interested in the biocultural aspects of wine. He lectures for Chaminade University of Honolulu, Massey University and conducts research for the New Zealand government and other organizations. Originally from Sonoma, CA, Chris resides in Wellington, NZ.
Christine Marsiglio is Head Wine Educator and Resident Master of Wine for Folly Enterprises and Wine Folly. Christine is a certified Wine & Spirits Education Trust wine educator, a winner of the Bollinger Medal, and holds an MSc in Oenology and Viticulture from École Supérieure d'Agriculture d'Angers, France.
Born in Asti, Piedmont, Italy, I began working in the wine industry in 2001 and I have recently completed Doctoral studies in Chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 2015 I started an experimental project of production of "traditional method" sparkling wines in Israel from unconventional grape varieties.
Full-time wine explorers of the lesser-known wine regions at exoticwinetravel.com. Authors of the book Uncorking the Caucasus: Wines from Turkey, Armenia, and Georgia.