Rowena Dumlao – Giardina is a writer and photographer living in Italy for almost twenty years. She is also a certified sommelier with Associazione Italiana Sommelier and also a certified French Wine Scholar after passing the WSET course about French regions and wines in France. She is behind The Chosen Table and Apron and Sneakers,  a blog about recipes, food and travel that eventually expanded to wines.  With almost a decade of experience in writing and photographing at Apron and Sneakers and other sites like She Knows, Skinny Miss, Mode, Thanksgiving, A Luxury Travel Blog, Honest Cooking Magazine, iBalsamic, and China Wine News, she decided to make a fresh start with an online guide while still maintaining Apron and Sneakers.

The Chosen Table is an online guide about restaurants, hotels, wineries, travel destinations and enogastronomic events in Italy and around Europe.

If you would like to reach out and collaborate with her, you can send her an email at weng.dumlao@gmail.com.

Welcome to The Chosen Table!