Debbie Gioquindo, CTC, CSW, WLS is a New York native growing up in Poughkeepsie, New York. Debbie had a career in radio marketing and community relations. She also owned a travel agency for 20 years and was marketing director for the Shawangunk Wine Trail and Executive Director for Hudson Valley Wine Country. She is a Certified Travel Counselor, Certified Specialist in Wine and a Wine Location Specialist in Port & Champagne. Debbie is a wine writer and a wine blogger known as the Hudson Valley Wine Goddess. She is also the author of Tapping the Hudson Valley – Day trips and weekend itineraries visiting the craft beverage producers of the Hudson Valley sites along the way. Debbie is Chairperson of the Hudson Valley Wine & Spirits Competition and Co-owner of Happy Bitch Wines. In 2015 Debbie was named the 38th most influential wine blogger in the world by Excel Wines in the UK. If you would like to learn about wine, Debbie co-hosts Winephabet Street, a free monthly wine education program with Lori Budd of Dracaena Wines. She is also chairperson for the Hudson Valley Wine Competition held annually at the Hudson Valley Wine Festival.
You will find Debbie behind the social media at Trio as well as the front of the house manager. She is looking forward to meeting you and sharing her wine knowledge.