Simona Geri lives in Tuscany, near Bolgheri. She is a Sommelier and founder of “The Winesetter.” She is a judge for wine competitions and also a content creator, wine communicator and wine taster. Simona collaborates with wineries, press offices, wine events as a media partner.
Simona works alongside wineries for the promotion of their brands on digital platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn), proposing targeted medium-long term strategies. Her Instagram account: @simonagsommelier has 48.8K followers.
Her grandparents are owners of an Enoteca restaurant on the Island of Elba, Simona grew up on bread and Super Tuscan wine in the seaside village of San Vincenzo, Tuscany. Her father used to take her to his uncle’s harvest, where she loved the scent of the must.
Simona cultivates her passion as a wine lover, since she made a trip to Burgundy, then she decided to become an Italian Sommelier Association (AIS) sommelier. In May 2019 Simona entered the world of Wine and Spirits Educational Trust (WSET), achieving the WSET 2 level with merit. She hopes to be able to undertake the third level soon. In 2021 she acquired the qualification of wine tourism operator.
Wine Influencer: @simonagsommelier
Due to the closure of the company where Simona had been working for 10 years as an administrative manager, she reinvented herself, set up a company, and opened a blog www.thewinesetter.it, where she talks about wine, traveling, wine events and wineries.
Her goal is to talk about wine in the simplest way possible and her motto: “with kindness you will conquer the world” and “let’s cheer”.
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