In my previous life, I was lucky enough to travel all over the world as part of my job. I can distinctly remember a few years ago when I visited southern Italy and tried a life-changing bottle of local Italian wine. It never crossed my mind until that precise moment that wine could be so good, but also incredible value and relatively undiscovered. I fell in love with Italian wine straight away.
I am fascinated by the huge amount of grape varieties in Italy. The difference in styles and my thirst for knowledge makes it feel like a treasure hunt: I need to know more. I’m glad I have the opportunity to search for brilliant Italian wines all over the world. My passion has been fueled by an Italian Wine Scholar course to boost my Italian wine knowledge further; I graduated with distinction!
Italian wine is not too common in my hometown of Hong Kong, with limited options and mostly big names. Most are from northern Italy, with the southern region lacking some love! This inspired me to start Wine Geek HK, not only picking wines only made with grapes indigenous to Italy and not commonly found in Hong Kong, but most importantly, sharing knowledge and passion about Italy.