Chiara Ponticelli

Office & Events Manager

An Italian native, Chiara moved to New York in 1997. The majority of her career has been in luxury retail and highly creative environments such as Salvatore Ferragamo, A.Testoni, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Christie’s Auction House. Having grown up in the countryside near Florence, Chiara learned to appreciate wine at the dinner table early on from local producers in Tuscany. For the past five years, she has transitioned into the world of wine and spirits; Chiara has her bartending certificate, WSET level 2 and is currently pursuing the advanced level of International Sommelier Guild. She speaks French, Spanish and Italian, and loves art, nature, traveling, hiking and swimming with her 13 year old son Leonardo.

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