Slide1The chicest wine shop in San Francisco is conveniently two blocks away from where I live. Ceri Smith is the woman behind Biondivino, a jewel box of a wine shop that specializes in Italian wine, most of which are from small producers. Upon entering the shop, you'll likely find Ceri effortlessly fluttering around in a fabulous ensemble, talking about her recent trip to Italy, or catching up with a Russian Hill neighbor (dog in tow) that habitually frequents her store. in 2014, Ceri was named one of  Food & Wine‘s Sommeliers of the Year and also serves as the co-wine director at Tosca Cafe, two rather impressive decorations in a town like San Francisco. If there is anyone with passion and craft, it is Ceri Smith. For even the slightest wine aficionado, the shop feels like a second home. It is a place you'll want to linger and sip wine and meet new acquaintances that feel like old friends. Be sure to subscribe to Biondivino's mailing list to stay informed about wine tastings and events at the shop. Ciao!