Kim Ladone

Wine Communications Consultant and Sommelier

I’m an American-born sommelier, writer and communications consultant based in Paris.  

My wine journey has taken me all over the world, from cellar door sales and public relations in Australia’s Hunter Valley to working harvest in the vineyards of Burgundy. I have also been lucky enough to tour Europe’s major wine regions as part of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV)’s global study programme.   

A qualified French Wine Scholar, I run wine education workshops at Les Caves du Louvre and O Chateau in Paris, and lead French food and wine experiences for the city’s top-rated culinary tour company.   

As a copywriter and strategic communications consultant, I enjoy blending my corporate background with my love of the wine industry to help wine businesses create compelling content and stand out in the market.

Other Judges

Pierre Gauthier

Directeur de restaurant et Chef sommelier Hôtel Splendide Royal 5*, Relais & Châteaux