Christian Aporta, Publisher (Miami-Buenos Aires-Mendoza-Ibiza)
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 around four cities to publish in his 4 magazines, becoming the voice of where-to enjoy food and wine in Miami, Buenos Aires, Ibiza and Mendoza.
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 (Miami, USA)
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.
Mirushka AM, Publicist/Director of Sales (Miami, USA)
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.
Brenda Santana, Fashion Writer (Miami, USA)
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 (Miami, USA)
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.
Heysel Laguna, Food/Fashion Photographer (Miami, USA)
Heysel's passion for portrait and fashion photography has convinced the Fashion and Wine team that she is the perfect candidate to shoot with the pros.
It's no easy task to work in a medium where deadlines have to be met to publish editorial work, she has said yes to the compromise.
You can find her in some of our photoshoots photographing models and directing some shoots.
Sofia Fernandez, Periodista (Mendoza, Argentina)
Having a degree in Social Communication and Journalism, Sofia has worked for several publications, magazines and journals.
Travel lover, she has visited the main cities of Europe to explore different cultures and lifestyles. She has also experience in radio, TV and teaching literature in middle school. Currently, she is dedicated to specialize in the field of web design and development.
Sofia is passionate about sports and arts, that’s why she enjoys going fencing and painting in her free time. She works as a journalist and writer at Fashion & Wine Magazine.
Romina Alvarez, Periodista (Mendoza, Argentina)
Romina es una comunicadora mexicana actualmente radicada en Mendoza. Su formación como licenciada en Ciencias de la Comunicación la llevó a colaborar como periodista y redactora de medios impresos de su ciudad natal, así como experimentar con cápsulas y reportajes de interés en un canal de tele local.
Posteriormente se estableció en Mendoza y estudió la maestría en Planificación Social y paralelamente se incorporó en talleres y cursos de fotografía, uno de sus pasatiempos favoritos. Actualmente colabora como periodista de Mendoza Fashion and Wine Magazine, donde la vemos aportando contenido en inglés y español para todos los lectores mendocinos, porteños y del mundo desde nuestra editorial en Mendoza.
Diego Romero, Consultor de Ventas (Mendoza, Argentina)
Jonathan Sloan, Wine and Spirits Consultant (Miami, USA)
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.