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The Wine Institute represents California wine around the world. For the last two years, Karen has been the lead presenter-instructor at the California “Summit,” during which the most influential wine experts around the world are brought to California to experience California wine firsthand. Recently, to amplify their marketing efforts in Asia, the Wine Institute hired Karen to create and give Master Classes on California wine in China.

It has been a true pleasure and honor to work with Karen MacNeil on our category building efforts for California Wines on the world stage.  Karen is a master educator in the wine space – able to connect with and captivate audiences around the world with her engaging style, approachable content and wonderful sense of humor.  She is the consummate wine professional – hardworking, meticulous and at the same time a lot of fun to work with.  Karen has helped herald and hone our key messages about the quality and diversity of California wines to our top export markets around the globe.  
–Linsey Gallagher, Vice President International Marketing, The Wine Institute