Italian wine director and Brand Specialist, Southeast United States
Mauro was born in Rome, Italy. He started his career at the age of twenty as entrepreneur of a bar in Rome. After his first experience, he decided to move to the United States to further increase his knowledge in the world of food and beverage. Mauro managed some of the finest
Italian restaurants in Chicago. The last two experiences that shaped him professionally include working as manager and wine director in one of the major hotels in the world and as restaurant proprietor.
Growing up, Mauro shared the same passion for wine like his father, a collector of the best Italian wines. Because of his enthusiasm and experience, he was given the opportunity to fulfillone of his dreams by becoming a representative of his country’s finest wines.
Currently, Mauro is responsible for the entire Italian Portfolio for Southeast USA and Caribbean as Italian Wine Director and Brand Specialist with Kobrand Corporation. Now he works closely with the major Italian wine producers and directs wine seminars, staff training, wine tasting dinners, and introduces the knowledge and passion of his wines to distributors, customers, and prospective buyers throughout his territory.