Monique Soltani is an award-winning journalist who has spent the majority of her life working in newsrooms in California’s major cities from San Francisco to San Diego, and everywhere in between and through Wine Oh! TV, she has developed a core connection with the wine country community. Monique first brought Wine Oh! to life in 2008, in over 1.5 million homes across California’s Central Valley once a week on KSEE 24. From 2013 – 2018, Monique formed and executed distribution deals for Wine Oh! TV with Comcast/NBCUniversal, Xumo, TV4, streaming on Hulu, Roku, Amazon Prime Video and international distribution. As if that wasn’t enough, during that same period of time, she gave birth to twin daughters.
In 2018, Monique was shooting a production of Wine Oh! TV in Italy when she got the phone call no ever wants to get. Her husband was alone with their 2-and-a-half-year old twins when he found out he had Stage IV incurable colon cancer. Monique stopped production and came home to take care of her family. Mark Erman passed in July 2019 at only 47 years old. Then the pandemic hit and added more challenges for Monique and her young daughters, but her resolve was unwavering. The 2022 season of Wine Oh! TV is Monique’s first post-pandemic production and the first since losing Mark. In June 2023, Wine Oh! TV debuted on broadcast television on CBS Bay Area.
I invite you to drink in this uplifting episode with the unsinkable Monique Soltani.