Silvio di Silvio was born and raised in Padova, Italy and is currently working for the Donnafugata winery based in Sicily as the North America Director responsible for business development and sales management in the US and Canada. He previously worked as West Coast Sales Manager of the Italian Portfolio for Kobrand Corporation from 1996 to 2004. Silvio also worked for the Zonin Winery as US Sales Manager. He has a Master's Degree in International Business from Southbank University in London and a BA in International Relations from the University of Padova (Italy). Silvio is a Certified Sommelier from the Associazione Italiana Sommelier (Italian Sommelier Association) and a member of the Board of Directors of the North America Sommelier Association (NASA).