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Rowena Dumlao – Giardina is a writer and photographer living in Italy for 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 this online guide as well as Apron and Sneakers.  She has  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 Online Magazine, iBalsamic, and China Wine News. In February 2018, she decided to branch out to an online food, wine and travel guide in Italy and Europe while still maintaining Apron and Sneakers. She recently photographed and co-wrote The New Filipino Kitchen: Stories and Recipes Around the Globe with Agate Publishing. Currently, she is a contributing writer for China Wine News and Honest Cooking Online Magazine.

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 advertise at The Chosen Table, invite her to your establishment, or just ask for information, you can send her an email at weng.dumlao@gmail.com.

Note: Products and establishments present in this guide have been tried by the author and recommended for their high standards. If the author doesn’t consider them satisfactory, they will not be mentioned at The Chosen Table.

Welcome to The Chosen Table!