Monique Soltani is the Founder and Host of Wine Oh TV, the 2012 Wine Blog Awards Winner for Best Original Video. Admittedly she didn’t grow up drinking fine wines but she’s always had a taste for the finer things in life. It’s her thirst for knowledge (and wine) that has kept her hungry to learn more and has allowed her access to some of the most amazing wines in the world. So move over stuffy wine snobs this is a real look at the wine world without intimidation or trepidation. From tasting tips to touring and exploring one of the world’s most magnificent wine regions Monique will give you a daily dose of the wine world in her reliable, relatable, and arguably often funny way.
Monique Soltani has a certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers, was a wine judge at the 2011 and 2012 International Women’s Wine Competition, and has interviewed A-list celebrities, top chefs and over one hundred winemakers and counting!
In addition to being the Founder and Host of Wine Oh TV, Monique is a seasoned journalist with over ten years experience working in broadcasting. Monique has worked in newsrooms 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. 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 in the News
- Monique Soltani talking Wine on KGO’s Cooking with Ryan Scott
- Wine Blog: Juicy Tales by Jo Diaz
- Yahoo News
- Wine Blog Awards
Monique on TV
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 in 2011, 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.
Lindsey Roffey, Contributing Writer
Lindsey began working in her family’s estate winery, Rodrigue Molyneaux, six years ago. A small start-up winery in Livermore Valley AVA, she saw great potential in this small family-run business. First growing the marketing, the wine club, and the sales the winery now has several employees, a presence in the local trade, and her wines currently have top-rated scores as well as a loyal following. She now manages operations, including off and on-site sales, production, and marketing. (read more)