Andrea is very pleased with the way it is going. "The opening night was rammed," he told us. The weekends are apparently very busy. Even on Tuesday there were few spare tables.
Italian Andrea Sturniolo moved to London in 1994 and studied for the WSET examinations whilst helping open the London section of the Associazione Italiana Sommelier. Heading back to Italy in 2002, he set up and taught the wine culture/wine tasting courses at the International Wine Academy of Rome as vice-director, and during this time he began working with an Italian wine guide and various press and web publications. Sturniolo has been back in London since 2006 and has opened his own catering company, Fins & Trotters Kitchen, which won the LLA Street Food Vendor of the Year award in 2013. He is also a consultant for Pall Mall Fine Wine, as well as continuing to contribute to magazines both abroad and in the UK. Sturniolo was first a DWWA judge in 2012.