Anna Alekseyeva #145

Italy
Anna Alekseyeva was born in Kyiv and relocated to Italy at the age of 22, where she now resides in Verona. Her life took a romantic turn when she met her future husband at a wine exhibition in Verona. Nominations 2023-2024/Wine Guide/Top Guide/
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From Kyiv to Verona: Anna Alekseyeva's Journey of Love and Wine at Vivavino Wine Shop

Anna Alekseyeva was born in Kyiv and relocated to Italy at the age of 22, where she now resides in Verona. Her life took a romantic turn when she met her future husband at a wine exhibition in Verona.

Sharing a mutual passion for wine, they fell in love and got married in the city famously known as the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Together, they opened “Vivavino Wine Shop,” a family-run enoteca located in the heart of Verona.

This unique wine boutique is distinguished by its entirely paper-made design and specializes in offering selections from small, local vineyards.

Professional Background

  • International expert on wines and dining etiquette.
  • Honorary member of the Italian Association of Ceremony Masters (ANCEP).
  • Expert in Protocol and Ceremonial of the Italian Republic.
  • Founder of Italy’s first Academy of Wine Etiquette.
  • Author of numerous publications on enogastronomic tourism.
  • Knight of the Order of the Truffle and Wines of Alba.

Education & Activities

Anna Alekseyeva is a highly educated and accomplished individual with a diverse background in both academia and the world of wine. She is a graduate of the State University of Economy in Kyiv, Ukraine, as well as the State University of Trento, Italy, showcasing her international academic journey.

Anna holds the esteemed title of a Certified Sommelier AIS since 2012, highlighting her dedication to mastering the art and science of wine. Her pursuit of knowledge extends globally, having completed courses at the Italian Academy of Etiquette and wine programs in prestigious regions such as Burgundy, the USA, and Australia. Furthermore, Anna has delved into the rich history of European etiquette and royal dynasties under the tutelage of Countess Barbara Ronchi della Rocca.

In her professional activities, Anna Alekseyeva serves as a beacon of expertise in Italian enogastronomy and dining etiquette. Her consultancy services cater to a diverse clientele, including influencers, public figures, private individuals, journalists, bloggers, and restaurateurs, offering valuable insights and guidance in the world of gastronomy.

Beyond consultations, Anna is actively involved in organizing training programs and enogastronomic tours and excursions in Verona and the Lake Garda area. Her commitment to sharing her knowledge and passion for Italian culture and cuisine is evident in these initiatives, providing participants with immersive experiences and a deeper understanding of the local culinary landscape.

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