After traveling extensively around the world during her high tech career, her heart was captured by beautiful Italy. She made it her home over a decade ago and fell in love with all things Italian, especially the people, the gastronomy and culture. Margie spent much of her free time touring this picturesque country and visiting gorgeous wine regions Additionally, multiple curious friends and family members visited her in Lake Como and accompanied her on trips. throughout Italy She had much joy coordinating trips to all the places she adored and discovering hidden gems. She often planned many group trips to Italy, and was frequently asked to assist others on their Italian adventures. Hence her idea to turn this into a business.
Margie paired her food knowledge with an interest in wine education. She became certified in Wine Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level Three Advanced (with Merit) and successfully passed the Northern Italian Wine Scholar Guild course, earning highest honors. She supplemented her knowledge of global wines by visiting various vineyards throughout the world for tastings and conversations with the producers. Not only does Margie love sharing her experience and knowledge in wine, when asked she enjoys helping others discover and find wine and food pairings suitable to their taste, not just hers.
Before starting The GastroNomad® with Margie, Kevin spent his career as a successful business litigation attorney in a law firm he co-founded in Boston, and is General Counsel for a high tech firm based in London. He grew up in a small town just outside the city where he volunteered his time as a town official for almost two decades. He was the town moderator in Holliston Massachusetts and President of the Lions club.
Kevin has spent considerable time visiting Italy and developed a fondness for its food, wine and culture. He quickly grew to appreciate the charm of the Italy. Being a history buff, he endeavored to absorb much knowledge during his travels in Italy. He strives to share his deep passion with others and make their journey as pleasurable as his. Margie could not have found a better partner, and he is incredibly charming and affable.