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Meet Miranda Joyce – 2016 Diploma Graduate!

IWC News & Press

(January 2016) Originally from New Zealand, Miranda Joyce discovered her fascination for wine quite unexpectedly on a trip to Burgundy. “I realized that all the French wines I had seen in stores were actually towns and villages I could visit”. Her love of wine travel continues, and her passion to inspire others led her to create the popular wine blog, Winery Critic.

Joyce began her journey with International Wine Center after becoming burned out with the corporate life, and progressed to eventually gain her WSET Diploma in 2016. While hitting the books, she simultaneously founded her winery marketing consulting company Sugarfly Inc. “Getting the Diploma helps me be able to talk when meeting with Wineries and has rounded out my knowledge so I can be confident talking to people from all parts of the wine business”.

Now based in California, Joyce continues to consult for clients in the wine industry between Napa and Healdsburg, and when not traveling, can be found cooking and antiquing in the Bay area.

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