Marinela Ardelean #121
Pioneer Shaping the Radiant Future of Romanian Wines
Marinela Ardelean is an executive MBA and PhD in Marketing. Despite growing up in the stunning Maramures region in Transylvania, her passion for wine and spirits blossomed during her time in Italy, now her second home. Inspired by her profound love for Italian culture, a true feast for the soul, Marinela authored her first book. This award-winning publication, written in both languages, innovatively paired lesser-known Romanian wines with exquisite dishes from fine Italian cuisine. Recognized globally, Marinela’s influence expanded along with her professional accolades. Her notable achievements include the prestigious title of Dame Chevalier in the Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne and selection by the Italian Chef Academy to lead courses in sensory analysis and wine and food pairings. Her collaborations with the industry’s best further solidify her standing in the global arena.
Guiding with Uncompromising Experience & Excellence
Marinela established her unique benchmarks for success as a woman in a predominantly male industry, distinguishing herself through integrity, creativity, and empathy in her actions and approach. The outcomes of Marinela’s efforts were evident as she collaborated with clients to craft innovative strategies, distinctive communications, wine and spirits reviews, and exceptional events. In 2021, Marinela reached a new pinnacle of professional achievement by obtaining her PhD in Marketing.