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Blaine Ashley

NY Champagne Week
New York, New York
Blaine Ashley is the Founder of New York Champagne Week which debuted in November 2013. Since launching Champagne Week, Blaine has become a recognized industry leader advocating all-things bubbly by taking sparkling filled educational seminars, custom Champagne events and fizzy-wine centric competitions on the road to numerous cocktail weeks and food and wine festivals across the country. Blaine got her start in the booze biz after establishing CitySip, a wine and spirits custom event creation and brand consulting company in 2010.

Before that, Blaine worked as a freelance event coordinator and scene reporter for Modern Luxury and Haute Living magazines. Blaine also wrote drink scene and travel columns for Tasting Panel and Destinations Travel magazines. And, continues to write as a hobby whenever her schedule allows. 

Today, Blaine proudly continues preaching the bubbly gospel by working on expansion opportunities for the upcoming third-annual, New York Champagne Week (November 2015!), getting involved with other types of bubbly education and promotion (Cava, Cremant and more) and introducing consumer targeted events to her bubbly mix.Blaine was brought up on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, studied Fashion Marketing and French at the American Intercontinental University of London and currently resides in Manhattan, NYC.