Wine Oh TV Founder and Host Monique Soltani is a seasoned journalist with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism and American Studies and well over a decade of experience working as a broadcaster. Most recently, you may have seen Monique reporting on weather and wine for The Weather Channel.
Monique honed her reporting skills working at television stations across the country including: KPIX-TV/CBS 5, KNTV-TV/NBC 11, KSEE-TV/NBC 24, KCBS-TV/CBS 2, KGTV-TV/ABC 10, and KPVI-TV/NBC 6.
She has a certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers, is an experienced wine judge, and has interviewed at least two hundred winemakers, dozens of top chefs, and A-list celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence, Nicole Kidman and Kate Hudson. Monique is also a trained SAG/AFTRA actor and studied at The Groundlings, Warner Loughlin Studios and The Atlantic Theater Company and she can be seen on various films, television shows and commercials.
Monique is passionate about telling people’s stories and created Wine Oh TV to share her love of wine, journalism and television with the world. For over five years Monique has been covering the wine scene in California and around the world. While she has extensive experience covering wine, food and travel she’s no three trick pony. Monique has covered a variety of “beats” in the broadcasting business including: Courts and Crime, Breaking News, Health & Fitness, Entertainment, Traffic, and yes even a little Weather. Monique lives in San Francisco with her husband.
Monique in the News
- Monique Soltani covering the Drought in Napa Valley for The Weather Channel
- Monique Soltani talking Wine on KGO’s Cooking with Ryan Scott
- San Jose Mercury News: Quick Sip with Wine Oh TV’s Monique Soltani
- Wine Blog: Juicy Tales by Jo Diaz
- Yahoo News
- Wine Blog Awards
Monique Soltani Television Host & Entertainment Reporter
Wine Oh TV with Monique Soltani
Mark Erman, Business Development
Mark spent eleven years in the hedge fund industry. In late 2001, he was a research analyst on the original team that launched Artis Capital Management, a San Francisco based technology hedge fund. There he covered the Interactive Entertainment sector, witnessing the transformation of the Video Game industry from a predominantly packaged goods model in 2001, to a business with multiple digital business models by 2007. From 2002 to 2007 assets under management at Artis grew from $20 million to over $2 billion.
He spent 2010 as Vice President of Corporate Strategy for The Snow Companies, and was based in Chennai, India to work with their Indian partners Primus Analytics and Spectrum Pharmaceuticals.
In addition to helping launch Wine Oh TV, Mark is the Chief Operating Officer of Dynamighty, an independent game studio creating core games for the mobile lifestyle.
Mark has a B.A. from New York University (Double Major: Economics and German – 1994) and an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California (2000).
For sponsorship or advertising inquiries contact Mark directly at email@example.com.