About me

A Sienese, the daughter of two teachers, I inherited from my Massese mother a passion for the sea and the mountains and from my father, a Sienese of the Istrice, a love for the Contrada, basketball and travel.I have always made St. Augustine's phrase "The world is a book, and he who does not travel reads only one page of it."

Siena Piazza del Campo

I have a bachelor's degree in languages from Pisa and an executive master's degree in marketing, communication and PR from Bologna. I was in charge of marketing and communication for 15 years in a well-known Italian glassware manufacturer, and knowing esteemed sommeliers and journalists were the stimuli that pushed me to deepen my passion as a winelover, so I attended AIS Siena courses and got my Sommelier license in 2016.

I am proud to be part of theNational Association of Women in Wine and I serve on the Tuscany Delegation Council for the three-year term 2023-2025. I also write for DNEWS, the newspaper of the DDV Association attached to Corriere Vinicolo. I am a member of the Tuscan Consulate Union Européenne des Gourmets since November 2017, whose communications and Enoclub Siena I curate. 

I started the WSET path but never stopped studying and tasting, visiting wineries and listening to producers to grasp their philosophy: each trip results in stories, scents, flavors and landscapes from which beautiful cultural moments arise that I like to immortalize with thoughts and souvenir photos.

I am a social Sommelier&Gourmet, a communicator who likes to tell good stories, a so-called storyteller: I like to go around and smell the scent that the earth releases, the genius loci, and then tell about the many realities of our beautiful country and why not, sooner or later even some pearl beyond the borders.

I love bubbles and am on the second level of the Ecole de Champagne, but as a Sienese, my grape variety is definitely sangiovese.

I always prefer it in purity, from the new fresh and pleasant rosés that accompany summer aperitifs, to the important reds in the Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Nobile di Montepulciano and DOC Orcia expressions, wines that young and fresh go well with appetizers of Tuscan crostini and Cinta salumi, the more structured reds go well with typical first courses such as pici al sugo, while the powerful aged versions go well with mixed roasts and wild boar. A grape variety, with its different nuances and typicality, capable of telling the story of a territory, that of Siena, that rhymes with quality.

And of all the expressions of sangiovese, I've recently been involved with sangiovese grosso, in that of Montalcino, following the marketing and communications of Beatesca, one of the Brunello Consortium's smallest producers on the side facing Pienza.

After a brief stint in food, I came from Montalcino to Chianti where I work in marketing and communications for Poggio ai Laghi, wine tourism farm at the foot of the castle of Monteriggioni.

To paraphrase Molière, my motto: lucky is she who has good bottles, good books and good friends.



For contact: laura@ladygourmet.it

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