DipWSET - Tutor
Simon is an Italian wine professional who spends most of his time in London. He is Associate member of the Institute of Wines and Spirits (AIWS) and a WSET Certified Educator. He started his career in the wine industry working for Nicolas Wine – Castel Group in 2006 where he had under his management two different shops in Central London. His retail experience took him to start a broader exploration of the wine world and in 2011 he used his expertise as a sommelier at the 5 star Dorchester Hotel in London at the Grill. In 2013 he worked as a Sommelier for New Street Wine Shop –D&D Group in London and as a Sales Executive Agent and assistant buyer for Mondial Wine Ldt. He often works as a consultant to the hospitality and retail sectors in London and also sourcing international wines for buyers. This has given him work experience in Italy, France, Spain, Portugal and Germany. He provides bespoke industry training through tastings, talks, corporate events and one-to-one advice for private clients. He has acted as wine judge at Mundus Vini, Sommelier Wine Awards, associated judge for IWC & IWSC and for other international wine competitions.