Italian Wine

Wine-Tasting Events

If you want to turn your next gathering into something fun and educational, then wine-tasting is definitely the ticket! I offer guided Italian wine-tastings that can be held both virtually and in-person (when that happy day re-arrives).

Wine-tasting events are intended for groups of friends or family, and for businesses looking to organize something unique and memorable for their employees. Let’s do some “team-building” while sipping Italian wine!

Games and other fun activities can be incorporated into the event at your request. If you wish, I can even take you and your group to Italy – virtually, of course – to comb the cellars, walk the vineyards, and most of all, experience the wine guided by the winemaker who made it.

During a tasting we can talk about Italian wine varietals, specific regional wines, and regional food. The possible areas of exploration, however, are almost endless. We can go more in-depth if you prefer. I can teach you how to taste wine, and what to look for when you do, helping you understand how to judge the quality of a wine objectively, and making you a more knowledgeable, savvier consumer.

I have partnered with an ensemble of small wine producers in Italy. I can introduce you to them (and their truly exceptional wines) during a tasting. While many of these producers are not well known in the U.S., their hard-to-find and comparatively well-priced offerings will leave you clamoring for more.

I have also partnered with different restaurants in the San Diego area. I can transform your event into an unforgettable wine luncheon or dinner during which you’ll enjoy a three course meal specially prepared by great local chefs, all the while drinking wines expertly paired to complement both the occasion and meal. I have also partnered with the best cheese shop in San Diego – Venissimo Cheese! Robert Graff, Venissimo’s Academy of Cheese Manager, and I can curate the perfect event for you (and your budget). You and your group can learn about great Italian wine and cheese in one sitting! Double-up!

Finally, if you want to arrange a special luncheon or dinner from the comfort of your home (and kitchen), chef Filippo Piccini and I can design, organize, and conduct a flawless “turnkey” event just for you and your group.

Wine Education, Wine-Tasting, Events and Travel.

These services are for individuals and groups looking to enjoy and learn more about Italian wines through online classes, in-person or virtual tasting events, or even customized, guided tours of different wine-making regions of Italy. These same services are also for corporate and industry groups who are looking to broaden their Italian wine knowledge or simply team-build. Finally, for those who really want to dive deep into the world of Italian grapes, Petra also offers the full Maestro Course Certification – a program developed by Vinitialy International Academy.


If you want to organize a party and want to turn it into a fun and educational event, contact me! Add some cheese to the mix? The Venissimo cheese monger will join me and you’ll have fun learning more also about Italian cheeses and pair them with Italian wines! 


Do you want to learn more about native grapes of Italy and its wines? Book your virtual tasting and select from different topics from the menu below. Invite your friends to the party, get together with friends that are far away and share the experience with them.

Maestro Certification


Are you a grape nerd? Do you want to learn how to navigate the intricated world of Italian Native Grape? Take this Maestro course certification class with me – it is a 8 sessions course and you will get the Maestro Certification, issued by Vinitaly International.

Services to the Industry

These services are for restaurants, wine bars and wine shops in need of advice and support for their Italian wine program and/or for staff training purposes.


Petra Belliti has been working with numerous restaurants in Italy as well as in San Diego, CA. She has been bringing in new flavor profiles from, boutique wineries in Italy that will make your guests delighted while browsing your wine list.

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Is your staff knowledgeable about Italian Wines. You might have the best curated wine list in the world, if your staff is not knowledgeable about those wines, they will have a hard time pairing those wines to your clients, and therefore not optimizing sales.


As a restaurant general manager with over 10 years of “on the floor” experience, I can assist in all aspects of day-to-day restaurant operations.  In short, I can help your business run more smoothly and productively, increasing both customer satisfaction and your bottom line.

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