EPICUREAN AMBASSADORS

ALLA SCOPERTA DEL DELIZIOSO

I nostri ambasciatori sono giornalisti, sommelier e chef* che hanno vissuto in prima persona una delle nostre Epic Dinner o Gastronomy Experience: viaggi suggestivi alla scoperta delle tradizioni enogastronomiche locali. Toccando con mano la qualità dei prodotti e la volontà di innalzarla costantemente, sono diventati a tutti gli effetti portavoce delle nostre eccellenze nel mondo.

Austria

Patrick Hopf
Tuscany

Amadors Wirtshaus & Greißlerei

Head Sommelier
Christoph Grasmuk
Tuscany

Tian Spittelberg

Sommelier
Roland Graf
Tuscany

Der Wiener magazine

Journalist
Andreas Flatscher
Tuscany

Flatscher's

Owner
Nica Heel
Puglia

Marcati Hotel Group

Director
Maximilian Molnar
Puglia

Motto am Fluss

Head Sommelier
Philippe Schrader
Puglia

Motto am Fluss

Restaurant Manager
Eugen Lamprecht
Tuscany

Schloss Fuschl

Head Sommelier
Matthias Breitsameter
Puglia

Schloss Pichlarn

Head Sommelier

Belgio

Andy De Brouwer
Tuscany

Les Eleveurs

Head Sommelier
Antoine Lehebel
Tuscany

La Villa Lorraine

Sommelier
Gregory Van Acker
Puglia

De Jonckman

Head Sommelier
Rob Vandebeek
Sicily

De Slagmolen

Head Sommelier
Simonne Wellekens
Tuscany

De Standaard

Journalist
Yanick Dehandschutter
Puglia

Sir Kwinten

Head Sommelier
Gregory Grooteclaus
Tuscany

Arenberg

Head Sommelier
Luc Meyermans
Sicily

Het Laatste Nieuws

Journalist

Canada

Marie Andrée Thèriault
Tuscany

Initiale

Head Sommelier
Liette Tremblay
Friuli

Laurie Raphael

Head Sommelier
Christophe Mertz
Sicily

Ciel Bistro Bar Tournant

Director/Sommelier
Olivier De Montigny
Sicily

La Chronique

Owner
Isabel Bordeleau
Tuscany

Maison Boulud

Head Sommelier
Simon Bergeron
Tuscany

Poivre Noir

Head Sommelier
Maxime Lavallé
Tuscany

Toqué

Sommelier
Yann Barrette-Bouchard
Tuscany

Panache

Sommelier
Martin Lefebvre
Tuscany

XO Le Restaurant

Head Sommelier
Luc Trottier
Friuli

Bearfoot Bistro

Wine Director
Kaela Augustine
Puglia

Chambar

Head Sommelier
Bryant Mao
Tuscany

Hawksworth

Wine Director
Jill Spoor
Tuscany

Oru - Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel

Head Sommelier
Jason Yamasaki
Tuscany

Chambar

Head Sommelier
Mike Burns
Sicily

Rouge

Head Sommelier
Samantha Rahn
Sicily

Araxi

Head Sommelier
William Zacharkiw
Tuscany

40 Westt

Beverage Director
Anthony Pratt
Sicily

Rosewood Hotel Georgia

F&B Director
Olivier Tremblay
Sicily

Auberge Saint-Antoine

Head Sommelier
Olivier Sylvestre
Puglia

Hotel Quintessence

Head Sommelier
Chris Rielly
Tuscany

Nightingale

Head Sommelier
Gaizka Brassard
Tuscany

Le Filet

Sommelier

Cina

Ningbo Mei
Tuscany

Winehoo.com

Digital Wine Media Executive
Lingzi He
Tuscany

Grapea

Chief Education Officer

Danimarca

Nana Wad
Tuscany

Wine Book Writer
Kristian Jein
Puglia

Maven

Restaurant Manager/Sommelier
Morten Johansen
Sicily

Dyvig

Head Sommelier

Emirati Arabi Uniti

Daniel Ayres
Tuscany

La Serre

Sommelier
Dimitar Dimitrov
Tuscany

Burj Al Arab

Head Sommelier
Sheldon Rodrigues
Tuscany

Hakkasan

Sommelier
Sandrella El Hayek
Puglia

La Serre

Head Sommelier
Paolo Pivato
Tuscany

Versace Dubai

Head Sommelier
Venkat Sundaram
Puglia

Burj Al Arab

Assistant Head Sommelier
Omar Shihab
Tuscany

Boca

Director
Aziz Hathout
Tuscany

Bagatelle

Head Sommelier
Sacha Daniel
Puglia

Asia Asia

Group Director
Agathe Plantade
Sicily

Coya

Head Sommelier
Ananda Kumar
Puglia

Ginza Restaurants

Wine Director
Mircea Anca
Sicily

Jumeirah

Assistant Head Sommelier
Immacolata Cannavò
Tuscany

Hakkasan

Head Sommelier
Leon Tanghe
Friuli

LaLuz

Head Sommelier
Szu Hao Tseng
Sicily

Coya

Assistant Head Sommelier
Arthur Tybolchuk
Tuscany

Madinat Jumeirah

Head Sommelier
Jeandre De Toi
Tuscany

Zuma

Head Sommelier
Anca Lazaroni
Sicily

Coya

Head Sommelier
Mariana Diaz Campos
Puglia

Serafina

Sommelier
Tymofiy Turov
Tuscany

At.Mosphere

Head Sommelier
Lindsay Trivers
Puglia

The Tasting Class

Founder / Wine Educator

Estonia

Alexey Gerasimov
Puglia

Gianni

Head Sommelier
Kalle Muller
Sicily

Eesti Ekspress

Journalist
Terje Lindau
Puglia

Ruhe

Owner
Ene Kaasik
Tuscany

KÖÖK

Chief Editor
Miika Õunaid
Tuscany

Alexander

Head Sommelier
Priit Parts
Tuscany

MEKK

Head Sommelier
Kristjan Peäske
Puglia
Thailand

Umami

Head Sommelier
Tarvo Sarapuu
Tuscany

Tchaikovsky

Head Sommelier
Martti Siimann
Puglia
Sicily

OKO

Owner
Mari Liis Tohver
Sicily

Fabrik

Manager/Sommelier
Siim Tootsi
Tuscany

Kolm Sibulat

Restaurant Manager
Imre Uussaar
Puglia

Dominic

Head Sommelier
Maret Valkijainen
Puglia

Cru

Sommelier
Juri Viital
Sicily

Horisont (Swissotel)

Head Sommelier
Tanel Eigi
Tuscany

Vine Magazine

Wine Writer
Ketri Leis
Sicily

Leib Resto & Aed

Sommelier
Tanel Turk
Tuscany

Ribe

Sommelier
Sander Kink
Tuscany
Thailand

Art Priori

Sommelier
Marko Liivamägi
Friuli

Cru

Head Sommelier
Kristijan Markii
Tuscany

Estonian Sommelier Association

President
Tiina Treumann
Sicily

Salt

Owner
Mattias Põld
Puglia

Tuljak

Head Sommelier
Robert Põld
Tuscany

Kohvik Moon

Sommelier
Els-Maria Kullamaa
Tuscany

Fotografiska

Head Sommelier

Finlandia

Saara Flink
Sicily

Lapland Hotel Sky Ounasvaara

Restaurant Manager/Sommelier
Timo Jokinen
Tuscany

Wine Writer
Arto Koskelo
Tuscany

Viinipiru

Wine Writer
Birthe Laitinen
Tuscany

Lasipalatsi

Head Sommelier
Jari Lampen
Tuscany

Aromi Magazine

Wine Writer
Riia Manninen
Tuscany

Ragu

Sommelier
Jennifer Mitchell
Tuscany

Brasserie Kamp

Executive Sommelier
Lena Modig
Tuscany

Tintå

Sommelier
Markku Niemi
Puglia

Muru

Head Sommelier
Jouni Olkkonen
Puglia

Boulevard Social

Head Sommelier
Ilkka Sirén
Sicily

Maku

Wine Writer
Christina Suominen
Tuscany

Restaurant C

Head Sommelier
Antti Uusitalo
Puglia

Savoy

Sommelier
Teemu Huuhtanen
Tuscany

Olo

Head Sommelier
Otto Sovelius
Tuscany

Pastis

Head Sommelier
Jan Martin Rossi
Sicily

Emo

Head Sommelier
Paiva Parkola
Tuscany

Roux

Head Sommelier
Mia Stjerna
Friuli

Shelter

Owner/Sommelier
Ronny Malmberg
Sicily

Farang

Head Sommelier
Joni Lötjönen
Tuscany

Chapter

Head Sommelier
Olli Nurmilahti
Sicily

Roster

Head Sommelier
Chris Angelov
Puglia

Savoy

Waiter
Anna Sukava
Tuscany

Hotel Kämp

Sommelier
Laura Lantinen
Tuscany

E.Ekblom and Smör

Sommelier
Kirsi Seppänen
Thailand

Bertha

Sommelier

Francia

Paz Levinson
Thailand

An Sophie-Pic

Head Sommelier

Germania

Justin Leone
Tuscany
Thailand

Tantris

Head Sommelier
Britta Minder
Tuscany

Schlosshotel Muenchhausen

Head Sommelier/Restaurant Manager
Martin Schulze
Tuscany

Restaurant Weinstall Castell

Restaurant Manager
Piero Cuna
Sicily

La Commedia

Sommelier
Kati Dolecek
Tuscany

Duke at Ellington Hotel

Sommelier
Ivo Ebert
Sicily

Reinstoff

Head Sommelier
Shahab Jalali
Puglia

Lorenz Adlon Esszimmer

Head Sommelier
Jessica Kleinert
Tuscany

Hotel Betriebs

Restaurant Manager
Benjamin Schmid
Sicily

Marthas

Head Sommelier
Mona Schrader
Puglia

Ole Deele

Head Sommelier
Jonathan Seipp
Tuscany

Marsbar

Sommelier
Sebastian Wilkens
Tuscany

Endtenfang at Fürstenhof

Head Sommelier
Mario Tandara
Tuscany

Meyer Frankfurt

Head Sommelier
Claudia Hahn
Puglia

Steinernes Schweinchen

F&B Manager
Jason Lawrence
Sicily

WeinBasis

Sommelier
Christine Neubecker
Tuscany

Weinwelt

Journalist
David Dieter Wagner
Sicily

VaiVai

Head Sommelier/Co-Owner
Carine Patricio
Puglia
Tuscany

Jellyfish and Au Quai

Sommelier
Nils Lackner
Friuli
Sicily
Thailand

Nilslackner.com

Sommelier & Wine Communicator

Grecia

Georgia Panagopoulou
Tuscany

wine.gini (INSTAGRAM)

Wine Influencer

Italia

Laura Emanuelli
Puglia

Trippando

Head Sommelier
Luca Valerio D'Amico
Puglia

LVD

Designer
Svetlana Trushnikova
Sicily

5 Sensi Luxury

Blogger and Journalist
Aldo Reho
Tuscany

Reho Mare

Owner
Massimiliano Chessari
Tuscany

Donnafugata Golf Resort

Sommelier
Marzio Lee Vallio
Sicily

Esplanade

Sommelier
Bonetta Dell'Oglio
Tuscany

Bonetta Dell'Oglio

Chef
Laura Martelli
Puglia

Pastificio Martelli

Sommelier
Davide Buongiorno
Puglia

Del Cambio*

Head Sommelier
Meritxell Falgueras
Puglia
Tuscany
Thailand

La Vanguardia

Wine Writer
Alessandro Pipero
Thailand

Pipero Roma

Sommelier

Lettonia

Kristaps Bukks
Friuli

Piazza Italiana

Sommelier
Jānis Kaļķis
Sicily

Moltto

Head Somelier, President of LSA
Raimonds Tomsons
Tuscany
Thailand

Vincents

Head Sommelier
Elīna indriksone
Tuscany

Restaurant 3

Restaurant Manager
Dmitrijs Sinkevičs
Puglia

Prego

Sommelier
Ivars Kalnins
Tuscany

Riviera

Manager & Head Sommelier
Janis Miezis
Tuscany

Kolonade

Sommelier

Lituania

Martynas Pravilonis
Friuli

Kempinski Hotel

Head Sommelier
Jūratė Sprindžiūnaitė
Puglia

skonis.lt, lrytas.lt

Journalist
Arminas Darasevicius
Tuscany

Dine

Head Sommelier
Narimantas Miežys
Tuscany
Thailand

Somm

Head Sommelier
Jolanta Smičienė
Tuscany

Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square

Co-Owner
Ernestas Riesuta
Puglia

IDW Esperanza

Managing Director
Renatas Jauniskis
Tuscany

Ti'Ana

Head Sommelier
Linas Kuklerius
Puglia

Amandus

Manager/ Sommelier
Rasa Šnaidarienė
Tuscany

Apvalaus Stalo Klubas

GM

Norvegia

Thomas Bounias
Sicily

Onda Restaurant

Head Sommelier
Peter Brorsson
Tuscany

Ekeberg

Sommelier
Lene Håkonsen
Puglia

Olivia

Head Sommelier
Tor Hanser
Puglia

Verité

Owner
Kristin Folkestad
Sicily

Bevaremegvel Bar & Restaurant

Sommelier
Marie Therese Myrrusten
Sicily

Bevaremegvel Bar & Restaurant

Sommelier
Marius Odland
Tuscany

Vin og brennevin Magazine

Wine Writer
Joakim Tibbling
Puglia

Holmenkollen

Head Sommelier
Davut Agin
Puglia

Champagneria

Head Sommelier
Liora Levi
Sicily
Thailand

lioralevi.blogg.no

Journalist/Blogger
Martina Andersson
Puglia

Grilleriet

Head Chef
Henriette Nicoline Smith
Tuscany

Olivia

Sommelier
Pal Gøran Stolt
Tuscany

Tango bar&kjøkken

Head Sommelier
Glenn Erik Osebakken
Sicily

Dyvekes Vinkjeller

Head Sommelier
Jonny Pedersen
Tuscany

Fyr

Sommelier
Kjell-Gabriel Hendrichs
Sicily

Nettavisen

Wine Journalist
Michael Carlsson
Puglia

Farris Bad

Sommelier
Cristian Azolas
Tuscany

Grilleriet

Sommelier and Maître D

Olanda

Yannick Stomp
Puglia

Vive La Vie

Sommelier
Jacques Hermus
Tuscany

Elle Food

Journalist
Rick Van Kerkhoff
Tuscany

Château St. Gerlach

Sommelier
Menno de Bruin
Puglia

Restaurant Sazanka (Okura)

Head Sommelier
Koen Van Der Plas
Thailand

Kasteel Heemstede

Sommelier

Regno Unito

Vanessa Cinti
Puglia

The Cut

Head Sommelier
Olivier Clausse
Puglia

The Goring Hotel

Head Sommelier
Simone Fadda
Tuscany

Nobu

Sommelier
Andrea Fasan
Tuscany

La Petite Maison

Head Sommelier
Yuri Gualeni
Sicily

Coya

Head Sommelier
Guillaume Kaczmar
Tuscany

Whatley Manor

Head Sommelier
Pierre Mairesse
Sicily

Oblix

Head Sommelier
Tanguy Martin
Tuscany

Hotel Terravina

Head Sommelier
Maksims Merkulovs
Tuscany

Galvin at Windows

Head Sommelier
Athila Roos
Tuscany

The Arts Club

Head Sommelier
Lucy Shaw
Puglia

Drink Business

Deputy Editor
Ruth Sullivan
Puglia

Financial Times

Journalist
Fionnuala Synott
Tuscany

Oblix

Head Sommelier
Luca Tecchio
Tuscany

Zuma

Sommelier
Damien Trinckquel
Tuscany

Lucknam Park

Head Sommelier
Maria Wallen
Tuscany

Coya

Head Sommelier
Chee Hui
Tuscany

Roka Canary Wharf

Head Sommelier
Angelo Verta
Puglia

Locanda Locatelli

Sommelier
Zigmars Grinbergs
Puglia

Oblix

Head Sommelier
Raphael Thierry
Sicily

Butlers Wharf Chop House

Head Sommelier
Harry James Crowther
Sicily

M Restaurants

Head Sommelier
Antonio Vigorito
Sicily

Saint James

Wine Buyer
Dario Barbato
Tuscany

Individual Restaurant Group

Head Sommelier
Francesca Turra
Puglia

Sea Containers at Mondrian Hotel

Head Sommelier
Christopher Walkey
Friuli

Glass of Bubbly

Founder
Tanya Mann
Puglia

tanyamann.com

Freelance Journalist
Tal Groinen
Puglia

China Tang

Sommelier
Carlos Pinto
Puglia

Coya

Head Sommelier
Seli Shama
Tuscany

Toast

General Manager
Igor Sotric
Sicily

China Tang

Beverage Manager
Adrian Smith
Puglia

The Independent

Wine Columnist
Enrico Bucci
Tuscany

Sartoria

General Manager
Antonio Caterino
Tuscany

Monte Cassino

Owner / Chef
Piotr Pietras
Thailand

85 Piccadilly

Wine Director
Jan Konetzki
Thailand

Ten Trinity Square

Wine Buyer

Russia

Dmitry Bazashvili
Tuscany

Assunta Madre

Head Sommelier
Sam Orekhov
Puglia

Novikov Group

Chief Sommelier
Sergey Aksenovskiy
Thailand

Maison Dellos

Brand Sommelier

Svezia

Sofia Ander
Puglia

DinVinguide

Wine Writer
Christian Bävemark
Tuscany

Hooks Herrgård

Sommelier
Beatrice Becher
Tuscany

Sturehof

Sommelier
Niclas Engroth
Sicily

Eriks Gondolen

Sommelier
Håkan Eriksson
Tuscany

Plockgruppen

Head Sommelier
Erik Forssell
Sicily

AG

Sommelier
Peter Halldén
Tuscany

Thörnströms Kök

Head Sommelier
Frida Hansson
Puglia

Eriks Gondolen

Sommelier
Benjamin Hill
Tuscany

Sjømagasinet

Head Sommelier
Thomas Ilkjær
Tuscany

Vinakademiet

Journalist/Sommelier
Anders Levander
Puglia

vinguiden.se Livets Goda

Journalist
Tove Oskarsson Henckel
Tuscany

Gourmet Magazine

Wine Writer
Lotta Röberg
Puglia

Bockholmen Gruppen

Head Sommelier
Jan Werkelin
Tuscany

Vinbaren Åre

Managing Director
Hanna Wessman
Tuscany

Frantzen

Head Sommelier
David Svensson
Puglia

Pubologi

Head Sommelier
Janni Berndt
Sicily

Gaston Vinbar

Head Sommelier
Christoffer Rodriguez Spångberg
Sicily

Eriks Vinbar

Sommelier
Hans Weinefalk Larsson
Puglia

Oaxen Krog

Sommelier
John Sterner
Sicily

Restaurant Djuret

Head Sommelier
Johanna Bergström
Tuscany

Lyx.se

Editor in Chief
Arvid Lundström
Tuscany

PM & Vänner

Sommelier
Terese Cedergren
Friuli

Food Folder

Journalist
Maria Collsiöö
Sicily

Svenska Dagbladet

Journalist
Sofia Castensson
Puglia

Frantzén

Sommelier
Robert Terry
Tuscany

Hotel at Six

Head Sommelier
Niclas Robertsson
Tuscany

Pio Country Club

Owner
Karl Ljung
Tuscany

L'Avventura

Partner
Johan Iller
Tuscany

Operakällaren

Assistant Restaurant Mngr&Sommelier
Therés Jonsson
Tuscany

La Vecchia Signora

Sommelier
Fredrik Lindfors
Thailand

Grand Hotel Stockholm

Head Sommelier

Svizzera

Jacky Donatz
Tuscany

Sonnenberg

Chef
Bianca Andreatta
Tuscany

Da Enzo

Head Sommelier
Stefan Schachner
Tuscany

Gasthaus zum Gupf

Head Sommelier
Aké Jérome
Tuscany

L'auberge de l'onde

Head Sommelier
Stephane Cholet
Tuscany

La Cène

Director
Thomas Christen
Tuscany

Landhaus Liebefeld

Head Sommelier
Giuseppe Montilla
Tuscany

Le minotor

Owner
Serge Torracca
Tuscany

Le Trois verres Nyon

Owner
Daniel Kis
Puglia

The Chedi Andermatt

Head Sommelier

Tailandia

Suyash Kumar
Puglia

Marriott Hotel

Head Sommelier

Ucraina

Oleksandr Meier
Puglia

Vino e Cucina

Sommelier

USA

Brian Aderer
Sicily

Omar la Ranita

Head Sommelier
Gregory Bierwirth
Puglia

Paul Martins American Grill

Wine Buyer
Stephen Cole
Tuscany

Valentinos

Owner
Becky Sue Epstein
Tuscany

Wine Writer
Lyn Farmer
Puglia

Lyn Farmer/Veritage Miami

Wine Writer
Claudia Flisi
Puglia

Parole Anima

Writer
Sylvie Gervais
Tuscany

Mizner Country Club

Head Sommelier
Corrado Goglia
Tuscany

Delmonico's Restaurant

Restaurant Manager
Brett Hart
Sicily

Ceremony Restaurant Group

Head Sommelier
Josh King
Puglia

Sable Chicago

Wine Buyer/GM
Jenny Miller
Tuscany

Wine Writer
Elizabeth Minchilli
Sicily

Elisabeth Minchilli In Rome

Journalist
Emilie Anais Perrier
Tuscany

Ai Fiori

Head Sommelier
Joe Roberts
Sicily

Joe Roberts

Journalist
Angelo Ruggiero
Puglia

Becco NYC

Director
Jason Ryan Saake
Tuscany

HMF at The Breakers

Maitre/Sommelier
David Salama
Tuscany

Tavern on the Green

Restaurant Manager
Aristotelis Protopapas
Tuscany

The Savoy

Head Sommelier
Scott Tarwater
Tuscany

Landry’s

Wine Buyer
Robert Allen Taylor
Tuscany

Crispinis' NYC

Owner
Chad Thompson
Puglia

The National at the Benjamin

Head Sommelier
Christopher Tocci
Puglia

Water & Wine

Restaurant Manager
Matias Vergara
Puglia

Cavalli Restaurant & Lounge

Head Sommelier
Ronn Viegand
Tuscany

MW
Jennifer Ann Wagoner
Tuscany

Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Head Sommelier
Marc Hinton
Puglia

Enobytes

Co-Founder and Editor
Angela May
Puglia

Chef/Journalist
Paul Radu
Sicily

Tamarina Restaurant

Vice President Business Developer
Marisa D'Vari
Puglia

awinestory.com

Journalist
Radi Garov
Puglia

Pao

Assistant General Manager
Dario Vigil
Sicily

Casa Tua

Beverage Director
Brad Dixon
Tuscany

Bern's Steakhouse

Sommelier
Julio Fabricio Cabrera
Tuscany

Dolce Italian

Wine Director
Courtney Elizabeth Schiessl
Tuscany

Dirty French/VinePair/Vivino

Sommelier/Wine Columnist
Mark Donald Griffith
Friuli

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

Sommelier
Philip Tomas Fuentes
Friuli

The Dutch Miami

Beverage Director
Mosaka Tekima Williamson
Friuli

Epicurious, Resident Magazine, Upscale Living Magazine

Wine Writer/Blogger
Chase Sinzer
Sicily

Momofuku Ko

Wine Director
Yolanda Shoshana
Puglia

Huffington Post/The Culture Trip/USBG

Writer
Daniel Toral
Tuscany

50 Eggs Group

Beverage Director
Sara Lehman
Tuscany

somminthecity.com

Wine Consultant
Ann Tran
Sicily

ann-tran.com

Journalist
Scott Eddy
Sicily

mrscotteddy.com

Wine Communicator
Marika Vida
Sicily

Ritz Carlton

Wine Director
Jen Schmitt
Puglia

Upland

Beverage Manager
Kathleen Schmalz
Puglia

Eataly

Beverage Manager
Jeffrey Harding
Puglia

Waverley Inn

Beverage Director
Sarah Tracey
Puglia

Martha Stewart

Freelance Journalist
Trudy Thomas
Tuscany

Gaylord Opryland Hotel

Director of Beverage

* La posizione ricoperta menzionata sotto i loro nomi si riferisce al momento in cui hanno partecipato al viaggio.