Sebastián Giraldo

Wine Ambassador & Writer
Sebastián is both Colombian and Hungarian. He trained at the Gundel Károly catering school in Budapest and has worked for several high-end restaurants and hotels in Hungary. He has been a jury member on Colombian Master Chef, and in Colombia he runs a catering business called “WineCatering.” Sebastián has also worked as a culinary and oenology instructor in Mariano Moreno Culinary Institute and at Club el Nogal in Bogotá. He is a Certified Sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers (currently working to obtain the Advanced Sommelier certification), a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) from the Society of Wine Educators, an advanced certificate holder from the International Wine and Spirits Institute (IWS), and certified on the WSET advanced level.

  • Best Contribution to Wine & Spirits Tourism

  • Traveller's Choice 2020

  • Wine Writing Award 2020

  • Wine Writing Award 2019

  • Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame

  • Best Wine Tour Operator Winner in 2017 & 2018

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    Certificate of Excellence Winner (2011-2019)

  • Best Contribution to Wine & Spirits Tourism

  • Global Food Tourism Association (Member)

  • Fortified Travel (Co-Founder)

  • Wine Writing Award 2021