Patrick Piccioni - Wine Lover with a twist!
"Wine has always been my passion, and having been working all over Europe and in the best Hotels and Restaurants of London and Paris it has made this passion evolve into a daily professional relationship with the world of wine" - From Valley Life Magazine
EXTRACTS FROM VALLEY LIFE MAGAZINE
"But who is Patrick Piccioni? Originally from Spoleto, a student at the prestigious local hotel school he left for London while still a lad. He had a high-level apprenticeship which began at the Savoy Hotel with an international wine course and continued in listed restaurants including L’Incontro of the Santini group – eventually opening his own restaurant in Battersea, called Black Pepper which he ran for five years. The call of the local countryside brought him back to Umbria, on the border with Tuscany in the Niccone valley, known for the high density of voluntary expats. Here he first opened a restaurant in the countryside and finally his Enoteca Wine Club with a small, refined restaurant and typical Italian products for gourmets. His wine philosophy is clear and touches all the cardinal points of a new conception of good drinking and, especially, of cultural and environmental knowledge: ‘The climate changes to which we are now subjected are a constant and it would be good to come to terms with them! All this translates into continuous monitoring in the vineyard of the climatic trends in the crucial months."
"Patrick’s Wine Club, part of the Enoteca, originated from the desire to share an authentic and complete wine experience that ‘goes beyond the business of popularizing and marketing aimed at sommeliers, to understand the true value of the soil, where and how vines grow, with an extended concept of terroir and even of milieu, not just environmental and agricultural, but cultural and social too.’ In short, wine has a soul, and is complex. Patrick calls himself a wine lover and this best identifies him."