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Serge & Malin Ngoie @thechampagneguru

Serge and Malin Ngoie discovered a growing love for the Champagne region, which they passed through frequently when driving between Milan and London. This resulted in the purchase of a 300-year-old house in the village in Haute-Marne. They were further inspired to establish TheChampagneGuru in 2017 as a vehicle for the promotion of Champagne through photography, campaigns and events. They are currently promoting a Champagne cruise on the Thames (learn more here). You can follow Serge and Malin on Instagram.

 Serge is one half of the TheChampagneGuru team.

Serge is one half of the TheChampagneGuru team.

 Champagne & Oysters at a local jazz festival.

Champagne & Oysters at a local jazz festival.

 The nautical-themed staircase inside Serge and Malin’s Haute-Marne home.

The nautical-themed staircase inside Serge and Malin’s Haute-Marne home.

 The wine cellar in their 300-year-old house was another source of inspiration.

The wine cellar in their 300-year-old house was another source of inspiration.


Valentina Zanella @thewineysoul

A wine industry event planner in the Italian DOC of Vicenza, Valentina Zanella organizes high-end events for top sommeliers and journalists from around the world. Her two great passions are wine (of course) and communications. Happiness for Valentina is dark chocolate and the sea, but both can be made better with a glass of Champagne. You can follow Valentina through facebook or on instagram.  

 One of my favorite Pinot Noirs: J. Höffstätter from Trentino.

One of my favorite Pinot Noirs: J. Höffstätter from Trentino.

 One of my wine events, organized in the stunning location of Masseria Altemura winery in Puglia.

One of my wine events, organized in the stunning location of Masseria Altemura winery in Puglia.

 My face when I found out the winery and I have the same name: we’re just meant to be!

My face when I found out the winery and I have the same name: we’re just meant to be!


Filippo Polidori @filippopolidori

The professional life of Filippo Polidori lies at the intersection of communication and high-level brands. Filippo collaborates with artists, brands and companies to tell their stories and create unique events. He has mastered the art of creating spectacle, which he brings to bear in all aspects of his profession. You can follow Filippo on Instagram.

 Posing with an article about the first project dedicated to street food involving one and two Michelin star chefs.

Posing with an article about the first project dedicated to street food involving one and two Michelin star chefs.

 With one of the world’s top chefs and close friend Massimo Bottura of Osteria Francescana in Modena.

With one of the world’s top chefs and close friend Massimo Bottura of Osteria Francescana in Modena.

 In the belly of his “whale.” Filippo’s cellar of over 50,000 bottles.

In the belly of his “whale.” Filippo’s cellar of over 50,000 bottles.

 With an immortal bottle of 1971 Conterno Barolo just before drinking it.

With an immortal bottle of 1971 Conterno Barolo just before drinking it.