Ashley Hausman Vaughters MW came into the wine industry in 2008 while completing her Masters in English and American Literature at New York University. She has worked in all facets of the wine industry (retail, education, writing, distribution) and currently represents Old World Wine Imports as well as domestic-focused Craft Wines.
Ashley is an instructor for the Napa Wine Academy and conducts many private and public events through her own education/consulting business–Mistral Wine Co., which she formed in 2014. Former and present clients include Rocky Mountain PBS, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Alliance Francaise, The Italian Institute and Liv Sotheby’s International.
Recently, Ashley was awarded the Commanderie de Bordeaux aux Etats Unis Scholarship for outstanding performance in the IMW’s North American Education Programme. She also serves on the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board, for whom she is Chair of the Legislative and Business Development Committee as well as Secretary.
When she is not teaching, selling or drinking wine, she can be found reading, writing, running, cooking or obsessing over her dog.