Yana Petkova graduated from Austrian Wine Academy, subsidiary of the British Wine and Spirit Education Trust: one of the most prestigious educational bodies in the field of wine marketing. For the time being she is the only holder of WSET Diploma for Bulgaria and strongly hopes this fact changes soon.
For her wine is a civilizational choice and for more than fifteen years she has been working on building a wine culture and creating an adequate image of wine in the societal culture in Bulgaria. Important aspect of her work is the education: education of Bulgarian wine which will secure its place on the world wine map and education of the public in order first to love and then to appreciate wine.
Avinissima – wine consulting – co-owner, DiVino – web site and magazine – member of the tasting panel, wine writer, DiVino.Taste – exhibition of Bulgarian wine – lecturer, International Wine Challenge, London – wine judge, Balkan International Wine Challenge – wine judge, Bulgarian wine academy – co-owner and lecturer, Grand Austrian Tasting – wine exhibition – creator, Vinexcellence – import of French wines – owner, Project AW – import of Austrian wines – co-owner, Grape Central, wine bar & restaurant – co–owner.