Italy & USA
Hailing from Bergamo, Italy, Laura was born and bred on classic Italian wine and creative cuisine. She is a certified professional journalist and editor with a summa cum laude PhD in Communication Sciences, a professional speaker, a certified Sommelier with merit with the North American Sommelier Association and the World Sommelier Association.
A Wset level 3 advanced wine taster; Laura is one of the few Vinitaly International Italian Wine Ambassadors in the world and a certified wine educator. She is an Italian and Spanish Wine Specialist, an official wine judge for the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and many other international wine competitions.
Her career started as a columnist and wine and food reporter for several prestigious Italian magazines such as Gambero Rosso. Laura had her own food and wine show on the Italian broadcasting network Mediapason (second largest private tv network in Italy). She is a contributor and columnist for The Tasting Panel and The SommJournal magazines (published in the U.S. and in Canada) and also an official reviewer for the international wine guide Slow Wine.
Laura is the only Italian woman in the International Circle of Wine Writers in London and a member of the Los Angeles Wine Writers Association. She is director of the Wine Education Program at the Pacific National Food and Beverage Museum in L.A. and also an honorable Knight of the Order of the Truffle and the Wines of Alba, a prestigious historic order of ambassadors of authentic Piedmont typical products and wines in the world.
Upon moving to the U.S., Laura translated her passion into The Italian Wine Girl blog, Instagram, Podcast and Youtube channel, spreading wine education and wine culture. Her social community counts more than 60.000 followers. She is the founder of LA COM Wine Agency, a licensed wine importing company and a strategic P.R. and communications firm focused on the wine and food industry.
Wine Influencer: @theitalianwinegirl
Laura is a successful published author, her first book “Come il vino ti cambia la vita” in 2020, has been translated and published in the U.S. “How wine can change lives.” Her second book “Custodi del vino”, 2021, has been awarded as best naturalistic literature book in Italy (Premio Majella) and will be translated into English in 2023. The third book is currently in process.
Laura’s Wine Certification
WSET Level 3
An advanced level qualification for professionals working in the wine industry and for wine enthusiasts.
Certified Sommelier with merit
North American Sommelier Association
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