Growing up in Florence, it was inevitable for me to be surrounded by wine culture.
I began working at Studio Umami, a food and wine marketing agency, as well as putting into practice my knowledge at local wine bars. My submersion in wine grew day by day but with my insatiable curiosity, I needed a change of scenery.
Thus began my chapter in London, where I became fully involved in the avid and energising wine culture present.
I worked at Bedales Wines as a wine specialist whilst studying for my WSET – Wine and Spirits Education Trust – Level 3 and Educator Certificate.
Since 2015 I am a WSET Approved Programme Provider, holding WSET Level 1 and Level 2 Award in Wine courses in London. I have recently joined the training department of Berkmann Wine Cellars called Veraison, leading wine trainings tailored for hospitality as well as WSET courses.
For more information on the school and how to book the classes, visit their website: http://www.veraison.education/
Wine is travelling, exploring, learning.
Wine is poetry and magic.
Like me, unassuming at first, then exuberant.
A trip to South Africa was all it took to shake up my previous relationship with wine.
Travelling through the diverse landscapes, I was able to recognise that wine is indeed a very rooted product, which at times might be forgotten.
The simple act of walking through a vineyard, picking grapes or talking to local wine producers cemented my understanding of the inherent beauty, process and complexity behind a bottle of wine.
Wine is rusticity; it has something fascinating that brings you back to traditions and an idea of true values.