Welcome to Episode 1557 Stevie Kim moderates Clubhouse’s Ambassadors’ Corner – In this episode, Angelo Secolo Interviews Matteo Catania. These sessions are recorded from Clubhouse and replayed here on the Italian Wine Podcast!
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Angelo Secolo was born in Sicily, living in the USA since 2009. Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers since March 2017, Vinitaly Academy Wine Ambassador since July 2021 and Orvieto Wine Ambassador from July 2022. 5StarWines Judge in 2023
14 years’ experience in restaurants, Italy, Europe and New York, I have been working with wine for the last seven years, I built two wine programs, won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for the wine list at Cicala Restaurant in Philadelphia in 2020; 2022; 2023
Working as Sommelier and Wine buyer for Altomontes Market in Doylestown, PA.
Passionate about my job and constantly eager to learn more about wine, currently preparing to try to pass the Advanced Level with the Court of Master Sommeliers-America.
As I said once in an article I have on Sommelierbusiness.com “Wine is my passion, wine is my love, wine is my life, wine is my everything”
Guest Moderator: Angelo Secolo
Guest Producer – Matteo Catania
Born and raised in North Italy in a small town near Milano, one of three brothers. Matteo’s father Vito, was from Chiaramonte Gulfi in Sicily and his mom is from Lissone near Monza.
Matteo’s family from his father’s side has been making wine forever, and when he was young he would spend summer vacations and holidays in Sicily together with his grandparents and relatives.
Artistic High School and then graduated in Business Communication at the Cattolica di Milano University.
He went to work in London, first in wine retail and then as sales representative for a Master of Wine that took him under his wing and taught Matteo everything about wine.
Back in Italy in 2009 started working for Gulfi wines to finally become, after a few years, The Business and Communication Director.
In 2017 after his father passed away prematurely, Matteo and his two brothers took control of the entire Azienda Gulfi with the strenuous support of the whole Gulfi Team.
Raffaele the oldest brother is in charge of the vineyard’s management, and Matteo is in charge of the Commercial, Logistics and Marketing portion. Salvo Foti is the Technical Supervisor who has been close to the Catania Family since the beginning.
Matteo is passionate of cycling, free-diving, mountains and mushroom picking, but mostly he is passionate of drinking wine and the pursuit for the promotion of Pachino to DOCG.
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