Wine Experiences from Positano
Swirl the Glass offers you the opportunity to experience our unique and delicious Campania wines, set amongst the stunning backdrop of the Amalfi Coast with the expertise of a professional sommelier.
We will guide you through the wine making process from vine to bottle. As you sip, you will learn how our regional influences of sea, sun and hillsides help produce crisp and refreshing whites and complex, full-bodied reds.
We offer wine tours and tastings to make your trip to the Amalfi Coast unforgettable!
Cristian Fusco was born and raised in Positano, an idyllic village on the breathtaking Amalfi Coast. It was while Cristian was working at the five-star San Pietro Positano, a hotel renowned for its Michelin-starred restaurant, that he began to develop an intense passion for wines.
He continued to build his career at some of the finest restaurants in London including Zafferano and Theo Randall at the InterContinental hotel. While in London, Cristian began hosting small, private wine tastings and found the enthusiasm from guests meant he could share his expertise through unique wine experiences.
Back in Positano, Cristian founded Swirl the Glass to share his passion for wine with visitors from around the world. In addition, he is the head sommelier at La Sponda, the Michelin-starred restaurant at Le Sirenuse hotel in Positano.
Cristian holds certifications from the Italian Association of Sommeliers (AIS) and the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET).
Jenny Konopasek first saw Positano in a movie while growing up in Washington state and she knew one day she would have to travel to the beautiful, seaside town. After her first visit to Positano in 2007, she fell in love with the pyramid of colorful buildings, the generosity of the people and life among the lemon trees. In 2014, she fell in love again, after meeting Cristian and exploring Campania and the Amalfi Coast through his eyes.
Now, 10 years after that first visit to Positano, Jenny and Cristian make their home in Positano and share their passion for food and wine with their Swirl the Glass guests. Jenny holds a certification in wines from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET).
The family owned and operated vineyard and winery was beautifully situated, and we were treated royally.
The wine tasting and meal were superb.
It was a perfect amount of detail when explaining the wine making process, history, and varieties specific to the region.
-CMcKinnon, Tour Guest
In all my many years of travel, I have never quite experienced such generosity of time and sincere and genuine appreciation of being a guest.
-JLennox, Tour Guest
Cristian is not just a brilliant sommelier but very good communicator. His knowledge of wine and food is second to none.
-Theo Randall, Chef - Theo Randall at the InterContinental London
Jenny: +39 366 123 1358
Cristian: +39 329 421 9392