Porzia Cassatella, the Sommelier

Porzia discovered her passion for wine as a young girl. At the age of 19, she managed a bar in the centre of Ovada with her brothers and later decided to turn it into a wine bar. Porzia soon realized that hands-on experience was not enough for her and she decided to deepen her knowledge by studying wine and gaining the certificate of “sommelier”.

She loves the completeness and complexity of wine, its history, the lands where it’s produced, its use when paired with food.

Thanks to her FISAR membership ( Italian Federation of Sommeliers, Hotel and Restaurant Owners), she proudly remembers her participation to many important events as a sommelier: in particular, the unforgettable gala event in Montecarlo, in which Albert and Caroline of Monaco took part.

Porzia also managed a wine shop in Ovada for 7 years with great satisfaction. At the end of this stimulating experience, she decided to change direction, in the search of new ideas: that’s how she decided to collaborate with the Piemontemare project, starting to work in the Osteria, a place where wine is the protagonist along with food, and where their union is fundamental.