Author Archives: Megan Sahillioglu

ShePartakes: Sugar + Spice = Smashing Success!

Celebrating James Beard Award Winning Chef Ana Sortun + Her All Star Team of Leading Ladies! We shared lots of stories over a beautiful family style lunch of wonderful mezze style plates inspired by Chef Ana’s travels to Turkey, Greece … Continue reading

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SPOTLIGHT: Sharon Kazan Harris of RARECAT Wines

I fell in love with wine in Bordeaux when I was 20 years old, a time when I was obsessed with speaking French and living abroad. There to study French, Bordeaux brought me some of the most important things in … Continue reading

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SPOTLIGHT: Tanya McDonough

When Tanya McDonough graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in social work and spanish, she never thought a career in wine would be her future. She got her start bartending at Boston’s Radius Restaurant. It was … Continue reading

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Spotlight: Ana Sortun

With a degree from La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine in Paris, the Seattle-born Ana Sortun begun her career, when Sortun was still cooking what most people think of as typical Mediterranean food. People loved it. While at Casablanca, a friend invited Sortun … Continue reading

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Spotlight: Helen Gallo

Helen has been working in the wine industry for over thirty years. As a veteran of the trade who explored wine producing regions around the world, Helen enjoys sharing her knowledge and passion for wine with a variety of audiences— restaurants, retailers, consumers, wine educators, … Continue reading

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ShePartakes has launched!

We launched ShePartakes with an orgasmic eleven course lunch at O Ya – attended by a fascinating mix of SheGives women, as well as women active in the Boston region’s food, wine and hospitality industries. Our guests included: Haley Fortier … Continue reading

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