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There are only 112 professionals who currently hold the title of Master Sommelier, the highest accreditation given to wine professionals, in North America. Of those, 18 are women - one of which just happens to be Laura Maniec. At 31 years of age, she is also the youngest current Master Sommelier.
Five Women to Know in Wine: Laura Maniec
2. Shelley Lindgren
3. Blakesley Chappellet
4. Kerin Auth
5. Liz Willette
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