I have been exploring and writing about wine for over a decade. Over the years my interest has become razor-focused on Italian wines and the people who craft them. Spending time in Italy with hospitable and passionate winemakers fuels my dedication to be involved with conveying the philosophy behind the wines and people that are expressing their distinct sense of place. I passionately seek out natural [practicing organic and or biodynamic methods with minimal intervention], family-owned wineries.
I am a 3iC Certified Central Italy Specialist, Certified Italian Wine Scholar [Highest Honors] and WSET Level 2 [Distinction]. As well as my own research, I am fortunate to be able to attend Master Classes taught by renowned wine critics, writers, and master sommeliers. Additionally, participating in seminars and tastings presented by independent organizations along with those of various Italian Wine Consorzio provides an amazing opportunity to gain knowledge and familiarity with the wines, people and distinct character of specific regions. Wine shouldn’t be limited to the glass; it is an environment, a perspective, and a conversation.