I am:

Mirko Scanu, Business Development Executive (NSW & ACT) at Penfolds (NSW Committee)

I became a Committee member to:

Share my passion for wine and wine education through the association’s initiatives.

My background is:

I am from Italy but I have been in Australia for 10 years now. I have worked in various roles in the hospitality industry for many years before moving to the sales world last year.

One thing people may not know about me is…

I used to work at Walt Disneyworld in Florida and to answer your next question: No, I was not Mickey Mouse J

The motto I live by is:
Hakuna Matata: if there is a solution to a problem, don’t worry about it. If there is no solution to a problem, don’t waste your time worrying about it. (cit. Timon, Pumbaa & Dalai Lama)
My role model is:

Sarah Andrew is an absolute legend! Her wine passion is great, she’s heavily involved in wine education and most importantly she’s a great human being (the greatest quality of all).

The perfect meal is:

What I have every time I go back home on the day I arrive: fresh Buffalo mozzarella, prosciutto and a bottle of Fiano with my family! Followed by nice conversation and a number of “espressos” that should be considered illegal after dinner.