Renowned sommelier Mira Šemić began to intensively study wines thirty years ago and has, in the course of her decades-long career, visited all the leading wine regions of the world. She opened a prestigious restaurant Monroe in the centre of Ljubljana, which represented a turning point in the development of catering industry in Slovenia. The restaurant first offered tasting menus and a variety of wines by the glass. In the year 2003, in the wine cellar and shop ‘Galerija umjetnosti i vina’ (‘Art and wine gallery’), in addition to numerous wine tastings and presentations, she collaborates with many famous artists and musicians.
She has an exceptionally good knowledge of wines from Australia and New Zealand. She received the WSET Level 4 Diploma; WSET (Wine and Spirit Educational Trust) is one of the most famous international wine programs with headquarters in London. She also has the title of sommelier in third degree. In August 2017, she was awarded the prestigious title of Weinakademiker in Rust, Austria, and thus became the first woman in the region with this title.