How did you get started as a sommelier?
I was born in Tuscany, in the Chianti Classico area, so I grew up amongst vineyards. Ever since I was a child, I’ve been fascinated about this red juice swirling in the glass and the friendly atmosphere it creates between people. When I was eight years old, I attended a wine tasting with my parents. I asked them if I could smell the wine and then I just started to describe what I was feeling. There were some wine journalists at the event who overheard and were surprised at my analysis. They suggested that I should attend a sommelier course when I was of age.
That was the beginning of my journey. Once I turned 18, I began a sommelier course in Colle Val d'Elsa with FISAR (Italian Federation of Sommeliers Hotels & Restaurants), graduating in February 2019.