Meet the team of
Founder and Owner of Fufluns Ltd.
Filippo was born and raised in Suvereto, a beautiful, unspoilt medieval village on the coast of Tuscany, Italy. In 1996, he got a degree in Hotel and Tourism Management at the University of Economics in Florence, followed by an MBA in Hospitality Management at Brighton University (UK). After graduation he worked as an F&B manager in several luxury hotel chains. After attending a number of tastings and trips in different wine countries he was bitten by the wine bug and he earned a degree in 2001 at Le Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux (France). Two years later, he enrolled in the WSET program. After a period of long, intense studies between Tuscany and London, he completed the WSET Diploma in 2006, which is considered one of the pinnacles of professional wine qualifications. As an independent wine writer, he has developed partnerships with various wine magazines, the longest ongoing partnership is with Il Corriere Vinicolo, a trade wine review in Italy. Thanks to his writing activity, he has been admitted as a permanent member of the Circle of Wine Writers (CWW) and the International Federation of Wine and Spirits Journalists and Writers (FIJEV). He has been fortunate to judge wines in France, Italy, Germany and UK in wine contests such as the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles and Mondial des Vins Extrêmes. He speaks English, French and German fluently.
Gianluca, has been with Fufluns Ltd since 2013 and came to us with ten years of tourism and wine travelling experience . He is in charge of planning and organising the details for the trip of each of our guests. His contagious enthusiasm and entertaining sense of humour makes learning fun. He speaks fluent English. With his father Giorgio Nocciolini (a famous Tuscan chef) he also owns a catering and banqueting company.
Head of Fufluns ‘s Wine Guides and Wine Expert Team
He worked for 25 years in the Italian Wine Industry as educator, sommelier, wine tour guide. Riccardo is a certified sommelier of every wine association in Italy, AIS (Italian Association of Sommeliers), FISAR (Italian Federation of Sommeliers, Hoteliers & Restaurateurs), ONAV (National Organization of Wine Tasters, part of the OIV, International Organization of Vine and Wine), ANAG (National Association of Grappa Tasters) and he holds level 3 Advanced WSET. He is a contributor with Guida Vini d’Italia (Italian Wines Guide) of L’Editoriale L’Espresso (2006‐2007) and Guida Vini Buoni d’Italia (Italian Good Wines Guide) of Touring Club Italiano (2016 to present). Wine educator, wine journalist as in also published with in agricultural magazines and webzines. He speaks fluent English.
SVEVA CONSONNI FOLCIERI
PR and Guest Relations
Sveva has been working in the wine tourism and luxury hospitality for 20 years. She worked for long period at Il Greppo-Biondi Santi, Sesti Boutique Winery, Fattoria dei Barbi, all located in Brunello di Montalcino wine area. She also worked as Marketing and Events Consultant at Castello di Potentino, Relais il Falconiere, Castello di Vicarello and Castello di Celsa all exclusive hotels. She also speaks fluent English. In her career she has also had a significant role in the actions of fund raising for important International Initiatives.