Born and raised in Italy, I always had a passion for food which then developed into wine. My journey started when I enrolled at the University of Media & Journalism in Florence and I later started writing for a local wine magazine. Travelling through vineyards to interview winemakers for the magazine cemented my understanding of the process, the complexity and the inherent beauty behind a bottle of wine.
My passion grew day by day and I could feel that I wanted to learn more, I wanted to make this passion a career. At the age of 25 I began working for a food and wine marketing agency and various local wine bars. The agency was my first step towards combining my university education with my passion for wine.
An insatiable curiosity drove my thirst for knowledge and after an exciting year I realised that I wanted to progress my education in London. So in 2013 I landed in the big city to broaden my knowledge of wine and progress my career.
For the first 3 years in London I worked as a wine specialist at Bedales Wines. In 2014 I completed my WSET Level 3 qualification and a year later I became a certified Educator, holding Levels 1 & 2.
As a Wine and Spirits Educator for Veraison, it’s my job to develop and deliver engaging training sessions to the on-trade, in addition to teaching WSET courses. After many years working in hospitality, I know that wine can sometimes be a little intimidating and being able to provide hospitality staff with some guidance to build both knowledge and confidence, is extremely rewarding.
The wine most likely to be purchased on your staff account?
Ferraton Père et Fils Saint-Joseph