Ep. 1807 McKenna Cassidy Interviews Simone Foti | The Next Generation

Welcome to Episode 1807 in which host McKenna Cassidy interviews Simone Foti of i Vigneri di Salvo Foti this week on The Next Generation where young Italian wine people 30 and under shake up the wine scene.

More about today’s guest

Simone Foti , was born in Catania in 1994. Salvo's son, he showed an extreme interest in viticulture from an early age, following his father among the vineyards and cellars. After finishing high school and after a harvest in California, he attended the prestigious wine school in Beaune, in Burgundy, where he graduated in 2018. He continued his foreign experience in Burgundy and in other wine-growing areas of France (Loire, Champagne, Jura) where he came from in contact with the excellence of French enology. Having returned to Etna, he is an active part of the family business where he takes care in particular of the vineyards.

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Website: www.ivigneri.it/

More about the host:

McKenna found her love of wine while serving in a Napa Valley tasting room. She later graduated from the University of Notre Dame and pursued wine on the East Coast with E. & J. Gallo Winery. She has worked in wine distribution for restaurants and luxury retail stores for the past three years.

Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, McKenna is a Certified Specialist of Wine (2021), Certified Sommelier (2022), and Italian Wine Ambassador (2023).

She loves country swing dancing, hosting brunch parties, and sipping Italian Wine.

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