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Diana Zahuranec

Public Relations for Wine & Food Clients / Editor, Copywriter, Translator

Location icon United States

I love communicating the world of wine, food, travel, and Italy. I earned my Master's degree at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy to pursue this passion, and continued my journey when I moved to NYC in 2017, where I currently work in Public Relations for exclusively wine and food clients (often Italian!).

The secret to writing good branded content and communicating clients' key messages? I find what excites me about it. Everyone has a story to tell, and stories are what form our worlds, create our communities, and captivate our interest.

Below are clippings secured on behalf of clients through my work in PR, and past work of Managing Editor, English Editor, writer, and translator.

Portfolio

Clippings

The Wall Street Journal
Yes, Wine Lovers Actually Can Pair Amarone with Food

Wine columnist Lettie Teague writes about one of the perceived difficulties of heavy Amarone, and offers solutions and suggested food pairings. This was one key message during the communications campaign of this client.

The Epoch Times
Fish Sauce from Ancient Rome

For this article, I coordinated quotes and answers from the Master Chef of Colavita, utilizing resources beyond the product and direct quotes from the CEO.

Honest Cooking
08/20/2018
Cool, No-Bake Desserts for a Summer Soirée

This article includes the products from two clients, Golden Blossom Honey and Colavita extra virgin olive oil, links to their websites and recipes, and original photography.

Daily Chronicle
12/01/2018
Uncorked: An affordable gem from Puglia

Wine columnist James Nokes features quotes from a client winemaker, which I coordinated and translated, to highlight his "latest wine muse." This was also syndicated in print.

Reader's Digest
15 Weird Food Combinations Chefs Secretly Love

No one would ever think to combine these foods. But when these chefs did, they made mouthwatering dishes. Colavita's Certified Master Chef was contacted and gave answers for this article.

Clippings - Trade Publications

Beverage Media Group
02/25/2019
Zero is the New Hero

Article featuring quotes from a Trentodoc producer by Jim Clarke, discussing zero dosage sparkling wines. Syndicated in print.

Shanken News Daily
08/22/2018
News Briefs for August 22, 2018 - Shanken News Daily

This news about ZONIN1821's new product was included online and in the WSD Daily newsletter. Shanken News Daily provides exclusive news and research on the wine, spirits, and beer business and is a respected industry publication.

Press Releases

Broadcast

KCRA (TV)
Colavita featured on Farm to Fork Friday

This broadcast coverage featured the opening of Colavita's Dixon, CA facility with an interview of CEO Giovanni Colavita and aired three times on KCRA (NBC affiliate)'s "Farm to Fork" segment with reporter Toni Valliere.

iHeartRadio
Honey Sommelier Carla Marina Marchese

Carla Marina Marchese, an expert in honey, answers questions and talks about the benefits of honey in this podcast episode, mentioning Golden Blossom Honey.

Editor

Managing Editor, Writer
The Grand Wine Tour

Managing Editor and writer, working on it from its concept, through site and page design, key messaging, and objectives, and building it to completion; writing branded and authored content as well as populating the site with regular content from freelance journalists.

English Editor, Writer, Translator
Wine Pass

All about the wine world of Piedmont, Italy: wines, winery visits, routes, interviews, where to eat, and more.

Writer

Copywriter
Viticcio Winery

High quality wines that express Chianti Classico, Maremma, and Bolgheri territories with classic yet fresh style.

Writer
Where to Find One of the World's Last and Oldest Urban Vineyards

The villa sits in the center of a green grass hollow. In the silence, dragonflies flit in the fountains of Neptune, vineyard workers harvest grapes on the slope by the Villa, and a sweeping cityscape and Alpine mountains set the backdrop. It is just as the queen wanted it.

Writer
12/20/2011
The Greek food experience in the hands of a monk

I wasn't sure what I had in mind about Greek food before going to Greece. In the coastal city of Thessaloniki, I found that the Greek food is varied, delicious and healthy.

Translator

Translator
12/21/2016
Coppo Winery

Winery in Canelli, Piedmont that produces Barbera, sparkling wines, and more

Originario
originàrio | food with an accent

At originàrio we have a vision: to bring rare and authentic products crafted by some of Italy's most skillful artisans to passionate food and wine lovers.

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