by Egle Capilupi – She is young, pretty, blond and american. Her name is Cristina Himelick, a student from the Illinois University .
From last January Cristina, has been studying at the University for Oenology at Villa Lebrecht in Valpolicella, focusing on the control systems and traceability put in place in order to protect the identity of the Amarone wine. Some days ago she was invested with the title of “ knight” of the Snodar, a prestigious award, assigned to people who gave an important contribution in promoting the Valpolicella wines and culture. Cristina became so passionate of our territory, that she decided to go on in her role of enthusiastic ambassadress of our Valpolicella in the States and ones back home she will be promoting our territory, wine and culture with different companies, students and agencies all over the country.