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Christian Aporta, Publisher/Food Critic

Christian is responsible for the branding and content of Fashion and Wine Magazine. He is a Certified Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers and with a group of tasters, he tastes and reviews food, wines and cocktails in restaurants in Miami, Argentina, Brazil, Ibiza and London.

Having a background in computer programming, graphic design, and photography, wine came as a perfect pairing to his bag of tricks, allowing the art of "creating" to be reflected in his publications.

Monserrat Franco, Lifestyle, Food and Wine Writer

Montserrat Franco is a PR and marketing professional, certified sommelier by several accredited organizations in Europe and the USA such as AIS, Bordeaux Council, USSA; with more than 15 years serving the Entertainment, PR and Hospitality Industries in South Florida.

She travels the New and Old world visiting wineries and tasting local cuisine; sharing memories on a lifestyle, food & wine blog. Miss Franco is an Ambassador for the ASW Miami Chapter and the woman behind VOGA Italia; the largest privately held winery in Italy.

Contact: mfranco@fashionandwinemag.com

Estefanía Tarre, Contributing Photographer

Estefanía is a revolutionary Photographer constantly traveling and up to date with the next big trends.

Having years of experience, she has shot runway shows, models, and street fashion. Her work has been displayed in a number of art galleries around the US. Continuously growing and expanding, she is involved with many projects in Miami that will be coming soon!

Contact: estefania@fashionandwinemag.com

Mirushka AM, Publicist/Director of Sales

With a Bachelor in Communication Sciences with Specialization in Communication Media by Anahuac University in Mexico City (Generation 1996-1999), Mirushka has experience in different areas like Content, Marketing, Sales, among others within the Editorial world. She has worked for several publishers with titles for different target audiences. Her strategy is to consider the reader as a starting point to offer magazines with quality content, and in that way, have an original and reliable media to offer to the advertisers in where they can reach their target.

Contact: miroslava@fashionandwinemag.com

Brenda Santana, Fashion Writer

Brenda Santana is a fashion enthusiast with years of experience on her belt. She's not only served as a model for various fashion shows and print work alike, she has also been a fashion correspondent for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and has been an on air fashion and lifestyle expert for The Caribbean Diaspora TV.

The former Miss Hollywood Beach USA has successfully created her own fashion blog and is excited to bring her fashion expertise to Fashion and Wine Magazine. With a passion for writing and an appreciation for fashion and wine, Santana will serve as a writer and contributor spotlighting successful swimwear lines born and bred in the Miami area.

Fher Troncoso, Photographer

Having a Bachelor in Photography and a Minor in Journalism, Fernando has worked for many publications and newspapers, covering sports, fashion, paparazzi, and many more styles.

He works as an event photographer and collaborating in cover shoots for many magazines, including Fashion and Wine.

He is involved on many different projects in the Magic City, stay tuned for more on his ventures.

Contact: fernando@fashionandwinemag.com

Sergio Mojica, Graphic Designer

Sergio is a product designer with educational background in USA, Europe and South America.

"He has always seen design as a way to express himself, to think and see the world, is the possibility of improving the lives of millions of people, to create in them new emotions and experiences".

Sergio's contributions to the magazine helps us to professionally maintain the feel we are trying to deliver to our readers.

Contact: sergio@fashionandwinemag.com

Jonathan Sloan, Wine and Spirits Consultant

Jonathan is a 25 year veteran of the wine industry. He has owned a successful wine school in New York and also an import and distribution company.

Jonathan has traveled to almost every major viticultural region in Europe
and America. He has consulted for many of the Forbes 400 members on personal collecting as well as some of Hollywood's top actors.

Jonathan currently resides in Miami and is a Fine Wine and Spirits
Specialist for Rare Champagnes and Wines of Florida and has been a Chevelier member of the Commanderie des Cotes des Rhone since 2009.

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