Andreas Zinelis, DipWSET, Instructor
Andreas Zinelis is the COO for Cava Spiliadis Collection, an importer/distributor in North America and UK. He joined the company in 2014 after working close to a decade as a sommelier and wine director.
Having studied Biology and International Relations at UC Irvine, Andreas quickly realized that wine is the best of both worlds. In the process he also received his Grand Diplome from the French Culinary Institute, specializing in food and wine pairings.
Andreas completed his Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Diploma at International Wine Center in 2017 and is currently a Master of Wine candidate. The science and enjoyment behind wine, as well as interacting with people from all over the world have always been his dream and he could not be happier doing this.