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Michele Shah

Michèle Shah is a wine critic and international, wine, food & travel journalist based in Italy for over 30 years. Her writing has been published in world renown international magazines such as:
– Wine Spectator
– Decanter
– Meininger’s Wine Business International
– Sommelier India (India’s no1 wine food and travel magazine)
– Czas Wina (Poland)


She is also the CEO of Michele Shah SRL and the originator of the innovative B2B formula registered under Speedtasting®. Since 2002 she has been consulting to the Italian wine trade, selecting international wine buyers and organizing tasting events and workshops held at major Italian national and international trade events.

Exceptional Tailored Travel to Italy is all about discovering wine, food and travel in Italy. Visiting its most important wine regions.

By combining years of experience, knowledge and contacts made during her career, Michele Shah is able to offer you the unique guided trip to Italy’s top vineyards and wineries, meeting some of the region’s premium producers, dining at Italy’s most sought after restaurants with world-renowned Chefs, staying in Relais accommodation.

Combine this with the addition of a more personal, colourful, cultural and genuine experience, will give the right balance to an enjoyable, unique and unforgettable experience!


Have you always wanted to visit Italy?
Do you want to avoid the masses (mostly) and experience the real heart and soul of this great land and people? Are you clueless about how to make that happen? Then Michele Shah may be just the person you are looking for. English born and schooled but has lived in Italy for most of her life. She knows the food, (and the chefs) the people, the unusual and intimate places, the wine and the wine makers behind some of Italy’s iconic wine labels.

Perhaps you want to learn how olive oil is made, take part in a day’s cooking course, or indulge your senses in the subtle colognes of the world’s most famous Renaissance apothecary Santa Maria Novella. Maybe exploring the crevasses of Etna’s volcano or snow walking/skiing in the magnificent Dolomites is more to your liking. Whatever your taste, the choice is yours!

Michèle’s trips are restricted to small groups and the duration can vary from 4 to 7 days. The costs for hotel, meals, tastings, local travel and planned activities are all included. Travel expenses to Italy are not.


Michèle Shah Publications:
2006 Mitchell Beazley – ’Wines of Italy’
2008 Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Guide 2008’. Collaboration with the ’Full-Colour Italian Supplement’.
2007/2008 Veronelli Editore Veronelli ’Gli Spumanti D’Italia’. Collaboration with the new guide to Italy’s sparkling wines.
Michèle Shah is an honorary member of Donne del Vino in Italy, The Circle of Wine Writers in UK and the international journalist association FIJEV’
Michèle Shah was awarded best international journalist award 2009 by Grandi Cru d’Italia committee at Vinitaly, April 2009 and nominated for the same award in 2010