Promoting Italy and its bounty of great wine and food has been Claire Hennessy’s work and passion for the past fifteen years.

After living in Italy for ten years working first in gourmet travel experiences and then for a public relations firm specializing in food, wine, and luxury hospitality, Claire returned to New York and has been working for Italian wineries ever since. She has had the opportunity to work in all areas of the wine world, from communications and PR during her time as Italian Portfolio Director at New York-based PR firm Colangelo & Partners to the commercial side of the industry as Italian Portfolio Director at fine wine importer VINTUS. The combination of her professional experiences makes her uniquely qualified to counsel Italian wineries about all aspects of the US market.