Master of Wine
Founder Director, Soho Wine Consultants & Sonal Holland Wine Academy
Sonal Holland MW is India’s most accomplished wine professional and the first Indian to earn the globally coveted title of Master of Wine, in 2016.
An award-winning broadcaster, Sonal is a distinguished writer, wine commentator and an in-demand speaker with diversified entrepreneurial ventures in wine & beverage education, consultancy, consumer research, wine competitions, imports and retail of wine.
Sonal is the Founding Director at SoHo Wine Consultants, that offers strategic advisory services to the global alcobev industry. Her eponymous Sonal Holland Wine Academy has completed 13 successful years in providing WSET and online wine education to professionals, students and enthusiasts; Vine2Wine Cellars is her modern retail venture with experiential wine stores across Mumbai and Bengaluru. Sonal is also the Founder Chairperson at India Wine Awards, country’s largest and most influential wine competition that ranks the best domestic and international wines in the Indian market place.
Sonal’s distinguished career has earned her several accolades including being featured among the ‘Top 100 Most Influential People In Indian Luxury’ and ‘Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Indian Luxury’ by Luxebook – a leading luxury publication; ‘40 over 40 Award’ by SheThePeople – a women-focussed media house; ‘Top Woman in Wine’ by Indian Wine Academy; ‘Wine Personality of the Year’ by Food Bloggers Association of India.