For over 20 years, Roger Bissell has built an international reputation as an influential voice in the food, wine & hospitality industries.
A self-made entrepreneur, investor and former restaurateur, Roger has traveled the world dining and designing innovative, epicurean experiences for Michelin restaurants, hotels, private country clubs, resorts and wineries. As a Certified Sommelier, Roger also injects his extension knowledge and passion of Italian wine and culture into exclusive, one-of-a-kind travel excursions and tours.
In 2018, Roger was knighted in Piemonte, Italy for his considerable contributions to Italian wine and culture.
Greatly inspired by all of these past experiences and achievements, in 2019 Roger launched Unwined Live, a unique, digital platform that features conversations with an incredible roster of creatives, chefs, entrepreneurs, sommeliers and industry leaders that Roger calls partners, clients and friends.
In 2021, Roger will launch his next initiative, Eat. Drink. Explore., a community-driven, educational platform that will empower its members to explore, design and create a life on their own terms through the delicious exploration of food, wine, culture and travel.
“At the foundation of my life and career has always been a passion for creating and discovering authentic experiences. I find inspiration and appreciate the small things in life…which people often overlook; something so simple as enjoying a meal. Over the last 20 years, I have traveled the world dining in and operating Michelin restaurants, hotels, private country clubs, resorts and wineries. All of those experiences gifted me with incredible opportunities, partners, colleagues and lifelong friends. They also have driven me to share what I have learned too.”