who I am
The visionary man behind the inception of the first Italian wine tours in 1999 with the English agency Le Baccanti Ltd., Filippo Bartolotta has become a highly esteemed wine consultant. Drawing from his intimate connection with the Italian wine culture, he transmits his expertise to High-End consumers and B2B operators.
A motivational trainer and adept team builder, Filippo is passionate about disseminating his knowledge through Educational Press Tours and Food & Wine discovery trips. These immersive journeys unveil the eno-gastronomic richness of Italy, guided by a taste mentor who expertly navigates the selection of exquisite dishes paired with the finest wines, all within the most exclusive setting. Filippo’s academic approach and fervor for teaching are transformative tools, turning educational tours across Italy into unforgettable experiences. He plays a pivotal role in designing programs, conducting masterclasses and acting as a cultural mediator, bridging the gap between international collectors, journalists and the diverse Italian territories.
With a wealth of experience in Luxury Hospitality food & wine, Filippo imparts his knowledge on tasting methods, wine communication and wine hospitality to professionals. His expertise extends to crafting tailored experiences in the best food and wine destinations. What truly captivates Filippo is his immersion in the reality of producers and territories – through customer visits, he unravels the essence of each location. Technical tastings, qualitative analysis and the exchange of knowledge acquired over 25 years in close collaboration with some of the world’s most influential chefs and oenologists underscore his commitment to excellence.
Special events, special people, special wines!
Amante 1530 was conceived two years ago when Sting, Trudie Styler, Ana Rosenstein, Richard Kirshenbaum, and Barry Rosenstein gathered at their Il Palagio estate in Tuscany. Their vision was to create an innovative and modern bitter for shared enjoyment. Involving Len Tessler, Stuart Ellman, and Michael Kassan, they brought Amante 1530 to life, finalizing the […]
Absolutely thrilled to have delighted Steven’s guests with an incredible Italian Wine Journey! What a fantastic evening! And some years before… Can you notice the brushes in the background? We’ve just wrapped up a cooking class at my mom’s place, guided by her, a top-notch Sicilian chef with a 5-star touch!
They say Italians use gestures… I confirm! I need my whole body to narrate the fermentation of wine, the process of transforming sugars into alcohol, a natural process that has been happening for centuries and produces thousands of different wines! Jennifer and her guests, surrounded by a profusion of olive trees and the scents of […]