Latina. Fierce. Fighter. A San Diego native with a laugh as big as her hair. These are just a few ways to describe the Founder and Host of The Wine & Chisme Podcast, Jessica Yañez.

Jessica grew up in the suburbs of San Diego and has always had a curiosity for other people and their stories. As far back as she can remember, she would be the first to approach a new student at school, introduce herself, and want to know all about them. Not much has changed as her curiosity has lent itself well to learning more about the world around her.

She specifically created The Wine & Chisme Podcast to amplify voices across communities of color and share their stories on career, love, life, and more. All while sipping on a glass of wine.

Additionally, she launched the VERY FIRST directory of Latiné owned wine brands based in the United States and has since expanded into hosting virtual wine tastings that specifically focus on these vintners. She believes that people need to know that our community not only works the land but owns the brands.