Why Ethica Wines?
Our name “Ethica Wines” means we have an unyielding moral compass. We are transparent with our partners. We believe in fair trade. We give honest and trustworthy advice. We create strong relationships with customers thanks to a set of shared values. We provide a positive work environment for our employees. And we are respectful of the producers with whom we work.
Aldo Di Filippo
Regional Sales Manager Pacific
Aldo was born in the Italian region of Abruzzo but raised in a small town in the province of Ascoli Piceno (in the region of Marche). His career in wine began in his early 20s when he worked for a leading wine and spirits distributor handling over 1,800 labels from around the world. Over the last 18 years, he has traveled extensively throughout various wine regions (Italy, France, Australia, and New Zealand ). He also worked a harvest at Auntsfield Estate (Marlborough, New Zealand) in 2019, an experience that expanded his growing knowledge of New World wines. He has completed Italian Sommelier Association certification levels I and II and is currently studying for his WSET level 3 certification. With Ethica Wines since 2021.
Compliance & Credit Manager (Vice President)
Product Marketing Specialist
Alessandro was born and raised in Veneto. His academic studies first brought him to Piacenza where he studied Viticulture and later to the Business School of Bologna to study Food and Wine Management. During the last years, he worked in the micro-vinification winery at the Mach Foundation in Trento, and he had the chance to visit Chile while working the harvest at a winery. To further enhance his knowledge of the wine industry he obtained his WSET 2 certification and attended the Alta Scuola del Sangiovese courses. For him, wine is a continuous exploration and ongoing adventure where he has the opportunity to merge his knowledge of both the technical side of viticulture/ winemaking and those of his management skills acquired. With Ethica Wines since September 2021.
Alessandro Dal Bianco
Sales Area Manager - New England
Sales Area Manager - OR, WA, AK, MT, ID
Regional Sales Manager Western Canada
Ariela Di Marco
Sales Area Manager - South & West Florida
Ariela was born in Voghera, a small town near Milan, Italy. She grew up between Lombardy and Piedmont Regions and lived in a few places worldwide before landing in sunny Miami. After graduating high school, she moved to Milan where she pursued her studies in Visual Arts and worked for several Italian TV and Advertisement Agencies as a video maker and in the production and camera departments.
After 7 years in the TV business, she headed to Rome where her career veered towards event planning and marketing. While there, she completed a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Communication, she began working as an event and marketing manager for a local agency. Her passion for the Italian Food & Wine industry and desire to expand her horizons lead her to give the US a go. She headed first to NYC, then Washington DC, and Dallas, TX where she spent several years promoting and developing Italian brands in these territories. With Ethica Wines since 2023.
Logistic Specialist – Canada
Director of Sales - Central
Director of Sales - Southeast
Sales Area Manager Nevada
Catherine is originally from Northern California and graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where she completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science with a Wine Marketing Certificate. Catherine's career started at the Wine Institute in San Francisco which led to selling wines for premium French, Italian and Australian importers in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
While in sales she completed her Certified Sommelier Certificate through the Court of master's and Diploma degree with the WSET. After a decade in sales, Catherine started with Vinfolio, an online fine wine retailer with a specialty in the secondary market of wine. She finished her time there as the director of the private client group and in 2014, started her own consulting business managing investment-grade wine collections. With Ethica Wines since 2022.
VP of Sales - On-trade
Logistic Specialist – Asia Pacific
Regional Sales Manager Japan
Regional Sales Manager - Quebec & Atlantics
Regional Sales Manager Southeast Asia
PR, Event & Media Planning Manager
Logistics Assistant – APAC Specialist
Chief Executive Officer North America & Asia Pacific
POs & Invoicing Specialist
Gianluca La Venuta
Director of Sales - Northeast
Sales Area Manager - North California
Sales Director - APAC (founder)
Digital Marketing Manager
Giulia was born and raised in Padua, Italy, where she followed in her family's footsteps by graduating from the city's prestigious university. She lived in Hungary before obtaining her Master's degree in Marketing in Madrid, Spain. Before joining Ethica Wines team in Miami, she experienced a career in a wide variety of fields including fashion, education, events planning, and project management.
Giulia's goal is to harness her cross-cultural experiences and perspectives in her new role in the wine industry — without ever losing touch with her Italian roots. With Ethica Wines since 2020.
Director of Sales - Midwest
Trade Marketing Specialist APAC
Hailey was born and raised in an exotic city called Urumqi, located in northwest China. After completing her bachelor's degree in bioengineering, she went to France to study plant biology in 2010. Among a variety of plants, she finally was attracted by these beautiful and winding grapevines. From then on, the journey of learning grape planting and winemaking had started.
In 2014, after finishing two-year wine cellar work in Paris, she returned to China and joined the leading French exporter Les Grand Chais de France to engage in customer maintenance and marketing analysis. During this period, she provided solid reliable market support for the company and improved customer loyalty through customer wine training, events, and promotion plans. In 2019, as the ambassador of Howard Park, a five-star winery in Western Australia, she broadened its sales channels and built an e-commerce sales platform in China. Since then, she has joined East Meets West, a leading importer in China as a brand manager.
Today, she looks forward to establishing great marketing in China for Ethica Wine's Italian wines. With Ethica Wines since 2022.
Helen De Cesare
Strategy & Transformation Manager
Jessica was born in Sant ’Elpidio A Mare, a little town of the Marche Region. After graduating high school, she moved to Venice where she studied oriental languages, and she specialized in Chinese culture. Over the last three years, she worked as Import Agent for an international Freight Forwarding company, having the opportunity to develop good customer service skills. She describes herself as a hard-working and ambitious person, she is a fitness lover as well as wine and food. With Ethica Wines since 2023.
Regional Sales Manager South Korea
Logistics & Purchasing Director
Sales Area Manager - New York Metro
Sales Area Manager MI, OH & National Prestige Accounts
Maddalena was born in Schio - Vicenza, Italy. Since she was 15 years old, she has always been a world traveler. She started by joining her father on his business trips, then later she spent some time in China throughout University projects while studying Economics in Milan, and later as export manager at her family’s business. In 2015 she graduated in “International Master in Business Administration” at CUOA Business School in Vicenza: a personal and professional life-changing experience that brought her to meet her husband and up took the management of a challenging tourism project in southern Italy. When in 2017 her husband accepted a job offer in Michigan, she had to start from the ground up once again to build her new life in the US as a mother while holding on to her strong entrepreneurial ambitions. Following her passion for fine products, she founded her own business as “made in Italy lifestyle ambassador,” representing excellence in the wine and food industry. She also partnered with a Caviar import company during the pandemic time, which led her to work in the worst market conditions but with the opportunity to dive even more into the fine restaurant industry and community. She’s now focusing on wine as it has always been her greatest passion, attending the Champagne Master program at the Wine scholar guild and about to start WSET level 3.
Sales Area Manager - South East and North Texas
Bookkeeper & Treasury Specialist
Junior Business Analyst - Logistic Specialist Kirkland
Chief Financial Officer
VP of Sales - Off-trade
Sales Area Manager South California
Patrick La Viola
Sales Area Manager - Colorado
Riccardo is originally from Veneto, he grew up in a small town near the Prosecco area. Since he was a kid, he has always been surrounded by the wine environment. Since he was 17, he has always worked at the weekends in restaurants and wine bars, driven by his passion and curiosity for everything related to food and wine. After the diploma, he started studying Business Administration and Management in Venice and during his studies, he started traveling and working in the surfing industry in France and Portugal, as he always loved to get in touch with different places and cultures and communicate in different languages.
He then decided to try to turn his passion for wine into an occupation, so he started working for an e-commerce of wine and spirits to learn how to deal with the commercial part of the product and then he did some experiences in the vineyards in Veneto and Burgundy. With Ethica Wines since 2023.
Regional Sales Manager Greater China
Sales Area Manager - North Florida
Social Media Specialist
Santina is from Boston, Massachusetts. She shares interests of art in different forms such as writing, music, fashion, to photography and collage. In 2017, she attended Suffolk University in downtown Boston, where she pursued a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in graphic design. Santina finished her degree with a remote internship for an event marketplace in Toronto, Canada where she completed various projects through print and digital collateral. After graduating in 2021, she started seeking full-time roles where she could leverage her design skills and additionally learn more about marketing. A few months later, she stepped into the alcoholic beverage industry as communications designer for Minibar Delivery, a leading alcohol e-commerce delivery service based in New York at the time. With Ethica Wines since 2023.
Director of Sales - West Coast
Marketing Director & VP of Sales Canada & APAC
Marketing Team Leader
Logistic Specialist – Asia Pacific
Victoria was born and raised in Moldova, where she lived until she graduated at the Faculty of Political Science and International Diplomatic Relations. She received a bilingual education, as Moldova was a republic under the USSR up to 1991, thus her native languages being Russian and Romanian. At the age of 24 years, she decided to embark on the journey to explore the world and moved to the United Kingdom, where she lived and worked as a bookkeeper for 4 years.
It was fate that brought her to Italy, where her family moved to Trento in the meantime. She completely fell in love with Italy, its beautiful landscape, gastronomy, and wine. Starting a new job in a wine company ignited her passion for the wine world. Eight years working within the export department strengthened her knowledge of both wine and commercial practices while also cultivating her passion through wine courses (AIS 1 level), various tastings, wine fairs and events. With Ethica Wines since 2022.