British-born Nicola Thornton has worked in the wine business in Spain for more than 20 years. She established Spanish Palate to give a voice to small independent producers with great stories and wines she calls “magical little gems,” introducing them to international markets. Working with a largely female team, she’s helped 100 wine producers from 20 different regions find their place in over 40 countries globally, all in under 3 years. www.spanishpalate.es. Facebook/ Instagram spanishpalate.