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Şeyma Baş

DipWSET, Founder & Consultant

Şeyma Baş studied Chemical Engineering at Boğaziçi University and obtained her MBA with an emphasis on Luxury Brand Management, Food and Wine from the INSEEC Business School in Bordeaux. Between 2012-2016, she worked with Cosimo Maria Masini Winery, Suvla Wines and Chateau de Pommard focusing on international sales and brand management.


Currently, she provides brand consultancy and wine education through her company wine•art based in Zürich. She also runs international sales development projects for wineries throughout the world. She has been focusing on emerging wine regions and has the joy of being a part of several innovative projects of Lenz Moser.

In addition to her professional life, she holds the WSET Diploma and she continues her journey as a Master of Wine Student, which is known to be one of the hardest titles in the world of wine.

Moreover, she writes about wine in her blog, Dionysian Impulse, which was voted the Best New Wine Blog in 2016! Apart from wine, she enjoys Lindy Hop, she is a fan of Wim Wenders, and she never gets bored of watching Seinfeld.

Research interests: Climate Change, Environmental Sustainability in the Wine Industry



Cécile Richards

DipWSET, Wine Educator & Consultant

Cécile Richards was born in Basel, one of the most vibrant art cities in the world. Her passion for wine began quite romantically in Napa Valley. After she moved back to Zürich, she started her WSET Diploma courses in Germany, Rheingau and joined many professional tasting panels.


Since 2005, she is a Weinakademikerin (equivelent of WSET Level 5). She launched her first press campaign for German Wine Institute (DWI) in Switzerland and today she is working independently for food and wine magazines and she is a wine journalist at VINUM.

She has her own wine agency in Zürich Agentur für Wein offering PR and Communication as well as social insurance consultancy for wine and food industry. She also enjoys forests, purring cats and philosophical literature.


Jörn Justiz

Wine Educator

Jörn Justiz holds a diploma in physics from the Freie Universität in Berlin and a PhD in science from the Lausanne Institute of Technology (EPFL). He is currently Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Bern University of Applied Sciences in Biel/Bienne.


Jörn discovered his love for wine on a cycling tour through Burgundy and has been exploring wine regions and their wine around the world, such as New Zealand, Australia, USA and Canada ever since. In Europe, he preferably combines two of his favorite hobbies and visits regions like Mosel, Rhine, Alto Adige or the Loire valley by bike.

To add a more systematic base to his wine knowledge, he successfully completed WSET courses up to level 3 (with distinction). He also regularly organizes private tastings. Besides work and wine Jörn is interested in philosophy, especially theories of justice. On weekends he loves to cook, taking inspiration from his favorite chef, Yotam Ottolenghi.


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