Regional Sales Manager Western Canada
Born in Rome, Italy to a family of chefs and vintners, it would only seem fitting that Andrea grew up to become an integral part of the wine and food industry. His family immigrated to Vancouver, BC in the early 70s, and in his 20’s started his career working at some of the best-awarded restaurants in Canada. Andrea earned his stripes at the award-winning Bluewater Café as wine director from 2001-2015. He amassed numerous wine list awards and attained the prestigious, Sommelier of the Year, bestowed by the International Sommelier Guild of Canada at the 2009 Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival, along with the Vancouver Magazine restaurant awards in the same year. In 2015 Andrea became an integral part of the creative and designing team opening various restaurants around Vancouver notably: Ancora restaurant & Patio (awarded Canadabest.com 2016-2019), Tutto Restaurant & Bar in 2020.
“Enjoying wine is a celebration of life, I love the fact that you can meet someone for the first time and next thing you know they are inviting you into their home offering you a friendship and a glass of wine.” With Ethica Wines since 2022.