Anna Budarina

Brand Ambassador


Anna provides sales education and training support for the Sandeman brand in the U.S.A. Based in San Francisco, CA, Anna has over 10 years of experience in the fine wine industry 

In her role as Sandeman Brand Ambassador, Anna can help reinforce your team's expertise and knowledge by providing brand training, conducting presentations and leading wine tasting.  
She works with key industry accounts and influencers, and local media acting as an expert on Sandeman Portfolio.  She hosts numerous Port and food events, staff trainings, demos, and works with mixologists to develop Port driven cocktails. Working with both on and off-premise channels, and trade teams in the field, she's the local spokesperson for Sandeman.  

In 2017, Anna was inducted into the prestigious Confraria de Vinho do Porto (Porto Wine Brotherhood) founded in 1982.
Anna brings a diverse background, having worked for Louis Latour Inc, a French wine importer, in numerous marketing, sales, media & ambassador capacities.  Prior to that she lived in Bordeaux, France, where she pursued her Master's Degree in Business Management of Wine and Spirits, while working for a wine publication TASTED Magazine.

Additionally, she is fluent in English, French & Russian and is a passionate wine professional.