About Me

Leona De Pasquale

Leona De Pasquale DipWSET is the Founder & Chief Educator of Camellia and Vine, a wine and tea event and training company. She started her career in the wine industry in 2003, firstly in Taiwan and then in the UK. She has been working for various UK wine companies, including Vinopolis, Bibendum, Walker & Wodehouse, Berkmann and was the Head of Training for WineEd, a London-based wine training and event company (sister company of Jascots Wine Merchant) for the last few years before founding Camellia and Vine in January 2022. She is a Master of Wine student and is also a freelance wine writer, translator, certified WSET wine educator and writes for the The News Lens and Wine & Spirits Digest, both are very influential media in Taiwan. She has translated some of the most authoritative wine books including The World Atlas of Wine, American Wine, Natural Wine and Amber Revolution. Leona judges at various wine competitions including the IWSC. In addition to her love for wine, Leona also takes tea seriously as it’s what she grew up drinking. She has recently gained her tea qualifications (Tea Sommelier and Tea Champion) through the UK Tea Academy.