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Andrea Lucignani

Italian Wholesale Portfolio Manager
Monsieur Touton Selection, Ltd.

My name is Andrea Lucignani, born and raised in Livorno, Tuscany. After graduating in classical Studies at the Liceo Classico Niccolini Guerrazzi I studied for a few years, Architecture in Florence.

In 1999 after spending a few days in NYC for vacation and falling in love with it I decided to go back to improve my English and experience properly the city. After 22 years I’m still here, I go back to Italy to visit my family yearly but I’m based in New York City since.

In the City, I worked in a few Italian restaurants as General Manager/Wine Director; to mention a couple, I opened the Soho location for the Aurora Restaurant Group and the Gold street location for the Felice/Sant’Ambroeus Group.

At a certain point a good friend of mine and owner of a niche wine distributing company, Vignaioli Selection, focused on Italian wine, asked me if I was interested in working for him as a wine specialist. I accepted. That is how I discovered the other side of the “game”.

I stayed with him for two years and developed a territory from scratch with great results. To the point that I was offered the position of Italian Wine Specialist at Wilson Daniels. Of course, I took it and after considerably increasing the business I got the attention of the Head of the Italian division of M. Touton, Mr. Enrico Farello who offer me to develop his Italian Portfolio in the Wholesale division where I currently work.