Midwest Regional Manager
IL, MN, WI, SD, IN, IA, ND
Cell Phone: (773) 727-9349
Fax: (773) 305-1677
"Neither my mother nor grandmother had ever been to Italy when I was growing up, but they instilled in me a love of all things Italian. I thanked them for that years later when the Tre Generazioni went together to Florence, Rome, and Chieti. I have a B.A. in Italian Literature from the University of Illinois - Chicago. I've been to 19 of the 20 regions, so watch out Valle d'Aosta - you're next! I love wine but like brown liquor enough to have named my dog Whiskey. My nephew Hunter is a Judo Expert and a boy genius. Chicago is a great place to live, even in the winter."
YOUR SIGN: Gemini - can't you tell?
FAVE MUSIC ARTIST:Certainly not the Norwegian death metal that Carrie and I were subjected to in the Croatian wine bar!
FAVORITE COMPOSER: Chopin or Tchaikovsky
FAVORITE PASTA: Plin, made by little Piemontesi ladies
ITALIAN DESIGNER YOU MOST CLOSELY ASSOCIATE YOURSELF WITH:
Coccinelle gifts accepted for every occasion
MOTOGUZZI, VESPA, FIAT 500, FERRARI, DUCATI OR COLNAGO?
Fiat Cinque Cento - so cute
FAVORITE ITALIAN SAYING:
You haven't had too much to drink; you haven't had enough eat
ITALIAN PARKING STORY:
We were on our way to Taurino in Puglia, and the locals had to lift up a small parked car so the bus could turn the corner
At La Valentina in the fishing shak, 17 courses by Chef Maurizio
FAVORITE COFFEE - ILLY or ILLY ? Julius Meinl
FAVORITE ITALIAN DIRECTOR: Giulietta Masina directed by Federico Fellini
MOST PERSONALLY INFLUENTIAL WINES EXPERIENCED:
Drinking 1978 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Santo Stefano with Bruno Giacosa