Alberto’s passion for wine started when he lived in Tuscany as a student, where he fell in love with Chianti and rustic Italian food. Bitten by the wine bug, he read all the wine books he could get his hands on and then pursued a formal wine education in San Francisco and Seattle.
Alberto holds the WSET Diploma and has an MBA in Marketing and International Business. He recently completed all three Wine Scholar Guild programs with highest honors: French, Italian, and Spanish Wine Scholar.
Alberto loves to travel, especially to the classic wine regions of the world, and speaks Spanish, Italian, and some French. In 2019, he traveled to Jerez, Spain, and became a Certified Sherry Educator; he is one of 21 in the U.S.
Read about Alberto's adventures and musings in wine on his blog Vino Interiano