About Us

Brenda Audino, DipWSET, CWE, ISGM

Brenda Audino, the Owner of Capri Cellars and Founder and Chief Education Officer of Spirited Grape, is passionate about wine and shares this passion by educating, writing and consulting for the wine industry.  She holds the Diploma in Wine and Spirits (DipWSET), the highest certification from the London based Wine & Spirit Education Trust, is a Certified Wine Educator (CWE) from the Society of Wine Educators, holds the Master Sommelier Diploma (ISGM) from the International Sommelier Guild and Italian Wine Professional (IWP) certificate with Italian Wine Central.

Brenda brings over 20 years of wine experience to the wine education arena ranging from retail experience as the corporate wine manager and education director for a large retail chain to managing distribution channels and building brands for small boutique wineries.

Brenda specializes in Pacific Northwest Wines, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne and other Sparkling Wines.