“Anna Maria, what a trip! Beyond our dreams. Thank you! Health, love, and music.”
- Marlene V. of the US, attended the Umbria Jazz Winter Festival 13 in Orvieto, December 2006
“Another of our Florida partners will be contacting you to arrange an Italian tour for his extended family in May or June. We've given him some input and have assured him you are the best!”
- Willis K. of the US, traveled with a group of business associates to Tuscany and Rome in May 2008, Veneto and the Lake Como area in 2009, and to Piemonte in October 2012
"We had the great pleasure of taking the Friuli wine tour with Anna Maria Sorrentino at the end of June. It was a wonderful trip - jam packed with great food and wine and lovely company. Anna Maria did a masterful job of planning - we got to go places we would never have been able to go on our own. Wine and appetizers, and even one marvelous al fresco dinner with recipes from the family's 18th century cookbook, with Italian Counts and Countesses was quite an adventure and one we will not forget. Lunch at Movia was also quite memorable. As one who taught school before going to law school, I know how difficult it is to keep a group organized. I can tell you that Anna Maria did a great job of keeping things moving along without applying any undue pressure or stress on anyone. She always made it look easy--except perhaps for dealing with Gravner who rattled on for over an hour in quite rapid Italian which she did a yeoman's job translating. We are not generally big on group travel, but all three of us would very readily take a trip with this team again. They are a great asset and great advocates for the wine and food of Italy."
- Ann F. & friends, traveled to Friuli Venezia-Giulia in June 2010 (booking next trip to Sicily in 2013)
“Anna Maria Sorrentino organised an absolutely awesome wine tour that my husband and I did to the Piemonte region in Italy. She has access to some of the best wineries in Italy. On the Piemonte trip, we were personally hosted by and spent a lot of time with Angelo Gaja, Luciano Sandrone, Maria Teresa Mascarello and the Marchesa Incisa della Rocchetta themselves. Anna Maria is a genuinely warm and lovely Italian-American lady who was loads of fun on the trip. Nothing was too much trouble for her to arrange. Everything was organised by her to perfection and the accommodation, wines, food and sight-seeing were of the highest quality. We became good friends with the other members of the tour (all from Hong Kong and Mainland China) and were so impressed with Anna Maria that we asked her to arrange another wine tour for us to the Veneto region the following year. This too was a most enjoyable experience for all of us.”
- Sharene M. of Hong Kong, traveled to Piemonte in 2010 and Veneto in 2011 (planning Friuli Venezia Giulia for June 2013)
"I first met Anna Maria in 2010 when I joined a wine tour to Piemonte. The group had 10 people including me and my wife. We had such a good time there and enjoyed the tour so much that we asked Anna Maria to organize another tour to Veneto in the next year. The Veneto group had 8 people and 5 of us were from the Piemonte group. Again, the trip was very carefully planned and it was one of the most memorable trips that I have ever had. No doubt Anna Maria's organizing experiences and industry connections as well as her passion in wine and dine have all added up to the success of the tours. We will consider to join Anna Maria's tour again."
- Dumas C. of Hong Kong, traveled to Piemonte in 2010 and Veneto in 2011 (planning Friuli Venezia Giulia for June 2013)
"Well, I must say, you did an absolute AMAZING job planning our honeymoon. It truly was a trip of a lifetime! We would love to give you feedback over lunch or dinner if you would like. We also snapped around 600 pictures. If you are too busy, I will summarize our favorite things over email, but it would be great to thank you in person and share all of our wonderful memories from the trip and meet the person that put together the trip of our lifetime! By the way - I have been recommending you, so hopefully a few pan out and they get a hold of you! Hope to see you soon!"
- Bryan F. of the US, traveled to Piemonte and Tuscany in July 2011
“Wow – Anna Maria, what an amazing time we had. I am still smiling ear to ear over a month later and cannot wait to go back again! It was my favorite vacation so far, and we would not have had the experience that we had without your professional direction and organization. You really did a fabulous job with the trip. We loved the cities, sites and food. We identified 3 restaurants that we felt were just outstanding and absolutely noteworthy:
* Cibreo, Florence
* Trattoria Matricianella, Rome
* La Caravella, Amalfi Coast
Again, Anna Maria – THANK YOU!!! We hope to be in touch again soon about another trip to Italy to visit other cities, including Venice and Lake Cuomo - in the next few years!”
- Fara P. of the US, traveled to Florence, Rome, and the Amalfi Coast in June 2012
"We are all very satisfied and happy with the services provided from Shop Wine and Dine - from planning the itinerary to restaurant recommendations, tour guides, driver and logistics. The local guides were professional and knowledgeable and at the same time patient and attentive. The driver was very polite and always wears a smile despite all the long waits and noise we made. The van was new, clean and very comfortable. We had such a fantastic time that we all wanted to revisit Alba and Turin and with no doubt recommend Shop Wine and Dine to our friends."
- Denise W. of Hong Kong, traveled to Piemonte in October 2012
"We had a great time and can't thank you enough for your care. The last Slow Food dinner was quite nice with everyone socializing at the bar before sitting at small tables throughout the restaurant. Nancy was just at a fund raising wine tasting the Wine Library hosted for us. When they heard the people we visited in the Langhe they were jealous and stunned, "Who do you know?" God bless, enjoy your success, and have some great holidays."
- Willis and Nancy K. of the US, traveled to Piemonte and and Langhe area for the Slow Food Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre, October 2012