Alex White is a Certified Sommelier and Minnesota’s first Italian Wine Ambassador. He has over 17 years in the hospitality industry and is currently the Wine Director at Monello Cucina in Downtown Minneapolis. An avid baseball fan and outdoorsman, Alex spends his summers following the Minnesota Twins and fishing the many lakes and rivers this great state has to offer. In 2020 he added gardening to his list of hobbies and seeks to grow healthy, sustainable food. His favorite wine region is Piedmont, a place that so vividly expresses its terroir and offers a plethora of indigenous varietals as well as classic food pairings.
Alex’s love for wine stems from its uncanny ability to encapsulate its own romance. Wine is a delicate dance between culture, history, place, and purpose. There is no other beverage in the world that can evoke as much emotion.