Elissar Kurban

Who is Elissar?
Elissar is Educator & Blogger at Wines&Vines.

Why/how did you get into wine? 
My wine story goes back to decades of independent studies, academic research and multiple certifications, it is my passion, it but has been always pursued on the side, as my primary career is in higher education – I decided to make it official during COVID and that was one of the best decisions I made so far.

Who’s a woman you look up to and why? 
Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin. She was a visionary, who was able to think ahead of her time and envision trends of international market demands despite never having training in the wine business. She was an innovative marketer with a brilliant business mind and a daring lion heart.

What’s your superpower? 
I am an innate marketer with a curious mind and a well – developed palate.