Eduardo A Dingler - VP of Wine - Wine Access, International Wine, Sake and Spirits Judge, Writer, and Founder of SakeDrinker.com (USA)

Eduardo A Dingler - VP of Wine - Wine Access, International Wine, Sake and Spirits Judge, Writer, and Founder of SakeDrinker.com (USA)

Years in the industry:
The hospitality industry has treated me well for just over twenty years. The restaurant business inevitably led me to the beverage world. Wine, spirits and Sake are now part of my daily forms of work / fun, with a heavy educational aspect and sharing the experiences that make this industry so enjoyable.

My biggest challenge to wellness:
The balance of work, fun and family is very easy to say, but quite frankly a daily mountain to climb. Somehow at the end of the day it all works out and then we start all over again. Setting goals to incorporate all 3 is nearly impossible but sometimes achievable. Spontaneous trips are the best, performing outside of the box of daily life gives me the jolt of energy and inspiration.

How I keep it together to stay well:
A few things keep me sane and balanced, listening to the compositions and music of the late Ravi Shankar, playing drums, and getting lost in Tokyo for hours on end. And of course you’ve got to keep your body moving; a few activities with my partner in crime, Laura, like occasional marathons, tennis and some bike time take care of that. Jet lag is best prevented and cured by an educational stop at a local dive bar (karaoke a plus) and early morning runs while traveling.

You can connect with Eduardo on Instagram at @edodingler or @sakedrinker , on Twitter @edingler and FaceBook . You can also find him at Sakedrinker.com and Wineaccess.com.

Luke Jolliffe, Chief Winemaker at Stella Bella Wines, Margaret River, Western Australia (Australia)

Luke Jolliffe, Chief Winemaker at Stella Bella Wines, Margaret River, Western Australia (Australia)

Martina “Marti” Mirandola Mullen - Italian Brand Manager at Massanois Imports (USA)

Martina “Marti” Mirandola Mullen - Italian Brand Manager at Massanois Imports (USA)