Speakers

Natalie Wang

Natalie Wang

A Hong Kong-based Chinese wine journalist, Natalie Wang was born and raised in Chongqing, China. She obtained her Master’s degree in Journalism at the University of Hong Kong, and honed her journalist skills with International Herald Tribune, Thomson Reuters, and JNA...

Lydia Richards

Lydia Richards

Lydia is a Certified Sommelier from the Sommelier Society of America, and currently a WSET Level 4 Diploma candidate. Originally from Panama and currently living in New York, she has worked in various areas of the wine industry, including retail, marketing, PR and...

Maria Calvert

Maria Calvert

Maria was born in Quito, Ecuador but grew up in Queens, NYC. Before transitioning to food & wine, Maria was the VP of Global Communications and Charity Committee Co-Chairman at a currency broker on Wall Street. After several years in finance, in 2018, she decided...

Åsa Johansson

Åsa Johansson

Freelance writer Åsa Johansson moved to Italy in 2001. After graduating from the University of Florence with degrees in Political Science and Journalism, and recently obtaining her WSET Diploma, she writes about wine, food, and travel for magazines in Swedish and...

June Rodil MS

June Rodil MS

Born in the Philippines and raised in Texas, June is the CEO & Partner of Houston-based Goodnight Hospitality which opened two new concepts: Montrose Cheese & Wine and Rosie Cannonball in 2019, a 2020 James Beard Award semifinalist for Outstanding Wine Program...

Alison Napjus

Alison Napjus

Alison Napjus joined Wine Spectator in 2000, and was promoted to senior editor in 2012 and tasting director in 2016. She is lead taster for the wines of Spain, France’s Champagne and Alsace regions, South Africa and wines from regions throughout Italy. After...

Erica Duecy

Erica Duecy

Erica Duecy is an award-winning content strategist based in New York, who has led digital editorial programs for several major consumer publications, including Architectural Digest, Saveur, VinePair, and Fodor’s Travel. On the wine trade side, she was the founding...

Dorli Muhr

Dorli Muhr

After graduating from University in Vienna, where she studied languages and translating, Dorli Muhr founded a communication agency focused on wine and culinary products in 1991. Wine+Partners today is known for communicating high end products from around the world.The...

Pauline Vicard

Pauline Vicard

Born and raised into a winemaking family in Burgundy, Pauline has been working in the wine sector for the last 15 years both in Europe and Internationally, in the market research department of the Burgundy wine office and the French Embassy, before creating her own...

Rebecca Hopkins

Rebecca Hopkins

Raised in the premium wine region of McLaren Vale, South Australia, Rebecca Hopkins took her first role in the wine business with Wirra Wirra vineyards in McLaren Vale in 1992 while completing her Bachelor of Wine Marketing at Adelaide University. Upon graduation,...

Felicity Carter

Felicity Carter

Journalist and editor Felicity Carter is the Executive Editor at The Drop, the content arm of Pix. Previously she worked for Meininger Verlag, Europe’s biggest wine and spirits publisher, where she built Meininger’s Wine Business International into the world’s only...

Roberta Garibaldi

Roberta Garibaldi

Roberta Garibaldi, CEO of ENIT - The Italian National Tourist Board, is professor of Tourism Management at the University of Bergamo and holds various positions at national and international levels, including membership on the Board of Advisors at the World Gastronomy...

Marina Montedoro

Marina Montedoro

Marina Montedoro enrolled at the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Padua and she got her degree cum laude. In 2002 she obtained her qualification as Agronomist, and she got her PhD degree in Agri-food Economics and Politics in 2005. In that same year she...

Alice Feiring

Alice Feiring

Journalist and essayist Alice Feiring was proclaimed “the queen of natural wines” by the Financial Times. Feiring is a recipient of a coveted James Beard Award for wine journalism, among many others. She has written for newspapers and magazines including The New York...

Maureen Downey

Maureen Downey

Dubbed ‘The Sherlock Holmes of Wines’, Maureen Downey, is an independent expert on fine and rare wine and wine collection management, and is the foremost global authority on wine fraud, counterfeit wine and fine wine authentication.  She advises the world’s top...

Cathy Huyghe

Cathy Huyghe

Cathy Huyghe is an entrepreneur, writer and mindfulness proponent. She is the co-founder of Enolytics, a technology-centric disruptor and provider of business solutions for the wine industry. She writes about the business and politics of the wine industry in her...

Polly Hammond

Polly Hammond

Polly is the Founder and CEO of 5forests, a globally-recognized, award-winning marketing agency for today’s lifestyle brands. She splits her time between Barcelona, Auckland, and Napa, consulting, writing, and speaking about the trends that impact today’s wine...

Stephanie Johnson

Stephanie Johnson

Stephanie joined Wine & Spirits Magazine as Tasting Director in 2013 and became Italian Wine Editor in 2016. She spends a significant amount of time each year visiting Italy’s wine regions, tasting with producers and researching articles about their practices....

Soraiya Ladak

Soraiya Ladak

Soraiya Ladak is a WSET Level 3 certified Sommelier, and Managing & Sales Director at The Wine Shop Kenya. The Wine Shop is a family run business that has been in both the Kenyan and Uganda markets in East Africa, dealing in the fields of Wine importation,...

Robin Wright

Robin Wright

Originally from Florida, Robin moved to New York City in 2013 to pursue a career as a translator and found herself part of the front-of-house team at LCL Bar & Kitchen at the Westin Grand Central. It was during that time, thanks to impactful wine education and...

Michelle Erland IWA

Michelle Erland IWA

Michelle is a Senior Account Supervisor with Colangelo & Partners Public Relations where she splits her time between New York and San Francisco. Michelle is a graduate of the Intensive Sommelier Program at the International Culinary Center (French Culinary...

Joanna Sciarrino

Joanna Sciarrino

Joanna Sciarrino is the editor in chief of VinePair and one of the co-hosts of the VinePair Podcast. Prior to joining the team, Joanna worked at Food52 where she held the position of Executive Editor for three years, before that she held the position of Managing...

Kristen Reitzell

Kristen Reitzell

Kristen Reitzell is the Senior Vice President of Communications & Digital Marketing at Jackson Family Wines. Kristen manages all aspects of the company’s communications strategy, overseeing corporate and family communications, as well as PR and digital marketing...

Amanda McCrossin

Amanda McCrossin

Amanda McCrossin is a certified sommelier, wine personality, and TikTok/Instagram/YouTube creator. As the former Sommelier & Wine Director at PRESS Restaurant in Napa Valley, Amanda worked with the world’s largest, deepest restaurant collection of all Napa Valley...

Nina Witikka

Nina Witikka

Nina Witikka is a wine trade professional with a passion for wine and all that comes with it. She has worked in wine sales, import, marketing, and product development of wine since 1995, cooperating with the monopoly, ontrade market, and the travel trade. She is also...

Margareta Lundeberg

Margareta Lundeberg

Margareta Lundeberg started Handpicked Wines 2005. It is today a well-established wine importer in Sweden with 18 people working full time in the company. Handpicked Wines is a limited company, registered in Sweden, and fully licensed to import distribute and sell,...

Stefania Vinciguerra

Stefania Vinciguerra

Chief Editor of DoctorWine and professional journalist for 30 years, Stefania has a wealth of experience in the sector. She took her first steps in the world of wine many years ago, when she experienced a ‘Road to Damascus’ moment while attending an AIS course which...

Chiara Giannotti

Chiara Giannotti

Born in Rome, she took a degree in literature, and started very young to work for the wineries in Tuscany and in the Marche owned by her family. From there she developed her strong passion and deep knowledge, took the official Diploma of Sommelier in 2001 and the...

Francesca Nonino

Francesca Nonino

Francesca Nonino, 6th generation of the Nonino family, is Head of Web Communication and responsible for the Russian and American markets at Nonino Distillatori. She is also a TEDx Speaker. After a Master’s degree in economics and business management, with a semester...

Francesca Piemontese

Francesca Piemontese

Sommelier and wine-influencer on Instagram and TikTok, Francesca Piemontese was born and raised in Verona, but has lived and worked on the French Riviera, in Cannes, for about eight years. Her passion for wine was actually born in Cannes, when the owner of the...

Marzia Varvaglione

Marzia Varvaglione

Marzia Varvaglione has been involved in wine all her life: ten years ago, after her international training, she took on the role of Business Development Manager within the family business. Through a shrewd marketing and communication strategy, as well as an innovative...

Cecilia Zanasi

Cecilia Zanasi

Cecilia Zanasi has been working for nearly four decades in the world of communication. Her career began right after graduating as a contact person in Italy for a leading international trade show company. She then held the position of Marketing and Communications...

Silvia Ghirelli

Silvia Ghirelli

Silvia Ghirelli is an expert in public relations, hospitality, and marketing in the wine industry. She works as a consultant for wine companies and as educator in various academic contexts (Treccani Accademia - Master Hospitality and Wine Experience, University of...

Claire Hennesy

Claire Hennesy

Claire is a New York-based communications & marketing consultant in the Italian wine and travel space. After living in Italy for ten years working first in gourmet travel experiences and then for a public relations firm specializing in food, wine, and luxury...

Ilaria Alba Maria Grazia Felluga

Ilaria Alba Maria Grazia Felluga

She was born in Udine in 1995 and represents the sixth generation of a long winemaking dynasty, founded in the latter part of the 1800s in Isola d’Istria and then moved to Friuli Venezia Giulia. Ilaria graduated form the prestigious University of Viticulture and...

Dominga Cotarella

Dominga Cotarella

Dominga was born in Orvieto and today she is CEO at the Famiglia Cotarella winery. Dominga does not make wine, however, she tells, sells, celebrates and promotes it around the world. Along with her, Marta and Enrica - cousins on paper but sisters at heart - are at the...

Elena Fucci

Elena Fucci

Elena Fucci’s career in wine began in 2000, when she got wind that her parents, both teachers nearing retirement, were planning to sell the vineyards run by her grandfather, who traditionally sold off the majority of grapes to other winemakers. Elena decided to carry...

Valentina Argiolas

Valentina Argiolas

Valentina was born in 1977, in a family of wine growers of Serdiana, in the countryside of southern Sardinia near Cagliari. From a very early age she was involved in the winery’s life, playing among the wine barrels and the crates of harvested grapes, and witnessing...

Mateja Gravner

Mateja Gravner

Mateja Gravner was born in Gorizia in 1973. Brought up among vineyards, fermentations, and refinements, after studying oenology she takes the road of communication and marketing. She works for years away from home, first at CIAA - Trentino SpA in Trento, then at the...

Marilisa Allegrini

Marilisa Allegrini

Marilisa Allegrini was born in Verona and graduated with a degree in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation from the University of Verona. In 1980 she made the definitive move to join the Company as Sales and Communication Manager. Due to her natural and instinctive...

Stevie Kim

Stevie Kim

Stevie Kim was born in Korea and raised in the United States. Today, she lives in Verona, Italy. At first she attended the NYU – Leonard N. Stern School of Business. After settling in Italy, she obtained an MBA at Bocconi University, School of Economics and...

Hoby Wedler

Hoby Wedler

Dr. Hoby Wedler is an insightful, disarming, and passionate thinker who loves to bring people together to help them see new possibilities. With the heart of a teacher, Hoby helps turn dreams into realities. Hoby has been completely blind since birth. He is a chemist,...

Peter Yeung

Peter Yeung

Peter Yeung (pronounced “young”) is a leading wine business consultant, developing strategic business plans and innovative marketing plans for the wine industry.  He is the author of the book “Luxury Wine Marketing” and the host of the XChateau podcast.  He was...

Temitope Akintola

Temitope Akintola

Akintola Temitope (Temi) started his first business in Nigeria at the age of 17, grew it until when he ran into troubles with the regulatory bodies in the country abandoned it at the age of 26 to follow a career as an Engineer in the Oil and Gas Industry. For a lack...

Gurvinder Bhatia IWE

Gurvinder Bhatia IWE

Gurvinder Bhatia is the editor-in-chief and publisher for Quench Magazine - North America’s longest-running and Canada’s most widely distributed wine and food publication. Although he has written for Quench for over two decades and been on the editorial team for the...

Victor Ikem

Victor Ikem

Victor is the founder and director of Drinks Revolution Limited. He was formerly the National Brand Manager in charge of Campari Group business in Nigeria and the General Manager at Wine & Things Limited, Nigeria. He is versatile in the wine business with over 15...

Nicolaas Wilem Smit

Nicolaas Wilem Smit

Nicolaas Wilem Smit (Nico) was born and bred in Paarl, the heart of the Cape Winelands. He joined the wine industry at the age of 19. While working full time in the Industry, Nico dedicated himself to expanding his knowledge both in Marketing and Sales, by obtaining a...

Konstantin Baum MW

Konstantin Baum MW

Konstantin Baum is Germany’s youngest Master of Wine, an entrepreneur, and an educator. He runs the innovative online retail company baumselection.com, importing artisanal wines and distributing them throughout Europe. He is always searching for the next big discovery...

Oscar Farinetti

Oscar Farinetti

Oscar Farinetti (full name Natale Oscar Farinetti) was born on the 24th of September, during harvest time, in 1954, an excellent vintage for wine in Alba, the capital of the Langhe, by mother Bianca from Barolo, and father Paolo from Barbaresco. He lives on the tip of...

Adam Teeter

Adam Teeter

Adam Teeter is the co-founder and CEO of VinePair, the most read publication about wine, beer, and spirits in America. Since founding the publication in 2014, Adam has become recognized as an authority on how to make the drinks world accessible to everyone and speaks...

Josh Malin

Josh Malin

Josh is the President and Co-Founder of VinePair. Josh loves putting things together — websites, words, Legos, and cases of wine. Prior to VinePair, Josh spent a few years helping to build Ez Texting, an NYC startup, into the leading provider of text messaging...

Dave Infante

Dave Infante

Dave Infante is an award-winning journalist with over a decade of experience reporting on the business, culture, and politics of beverage alcohol. He contributes to VinePair as a writer-at-large covering the beer industry, and publishes an independent newsletter,...

Dave Foss

Dave Foss

Dave Foss has worked in hospitality for over 27 years in virtually every facet of the food and beverage industry and is currently a partner at Invictus Hospitality a food and beverage consulting firm that works with hotels and restaurants across the United States. He...

Guillaume Jourdan

Guillaume Jourdan

With over 25 years of experience, from Luxury Cosmetics at Clinique (Estée Lauder Group) to the Media at Lycos (Bertelsmann and Telefonica) including the financial industry as Communication adviser for listed companies’ CEOs & CFOs, Guillaume Jourdan worked both...

Bruce Sanderson

Bruce Sanderson

Bruce Sanderson joined Wine Spectator in 1993 and has been a senior editor since 1999. He is lead taster for the wines of Burgundy in France and Piedmont and Tuscany in Italy. Sanderson was born and raised in Canada. An early career as a model and actor took him to...

Gabriele Gorelli MW

Gabriele Gorelli MW

Born in 1984, Gabriele Gorelli MW is among the most respected wine experts in Italy. Born and raised in Montalcino, in Tuscany, in 2021 he became the first Italian Master of Wine. Gabriele developed a real passion for wine thanks to his grandfather, who used to be the...

Andrea Lonardi

Andrea Lonardi

Andrea Lonardi was born in 1974 in Valpolicella.  Lonardi’s education was an international one, with a degree in Agriculture from Bologna, a Master’s degree in management control for agro-industrial agencies from the Grande École of Montpellier (ENSAM), and an...

Pietro Russo

Pietro Russo

Born in 1985 in Marsala from a family long dedicated to winemaking, Pietro Russo graduated in Viticulture and Winemaking from Conegliano Veneto and holds a Master’s Degree from Bordeaux. His career includes working periods spent in Bordeaux and Languedoc, Andalusia,...

Alberto Orengia

Alberto Orengia

Alberto was born in a family with a passion for wines. His father hailed from Piemonte, the land of Barolo and Barbaresco, and his mother from Veneto, home of fine Amarone and Valpolicella. He was educated in classical studies and spent most of his youth between...

Joshua Greene

Joshua Greene

Editor and Publisher of Wine & Spirits since 1986, Joshua Greene began drinking wine with meals during a summer in Galicia, Spain, at the age of 13. In later years, he worked in wine shops in western Massachusetts and served as wine captain at Wheatleigh, a small...

Gianpaolo Paterlini

Gianpaolo Paterlini

Born and raised in San Francisco, Gianpaolo Paterlini developed an appreciation of food and wine at a young age. His father, Giancarlo Paterlini, came to San Francisco from Bologna, Italy, and opened Acquerello Restaurant in 1989. The younger Paterlini started as a...

Francesco Minetti

Francesco Minetti

Francesco was born in Alba and is the owner and CEO of Well com, the largest Italian wine communication agency. He has contributed to the international development of some of the most famous Italian brands, working for Protection Consortiums, large companies and...

Luciano Ferraro

Luciano Ferraro

Luciano Ferraro, 63 years old, was born in Venice. He began writing about wine in 1984, when he published a book on “Enoteche venete” with a preface by Luigi Veronelli. His passion for wine went hand in hand with his passion for news journalism. Luciano is Deputy...

Alessandro Torcoli

Alessandro Torcoli

Alessandro Torcoli is the publisher and editor of the historic wine magazine Civiltà del Bere. He graduated in Public Relations (Communication Sciences), became a professional journalist and AIS sommelier. He has collaborated with several newspapers, including...

Luca Gardini

Luca Gardini

Born in 1981, Luca Gardini took his first steps in the sommellerie world at a very young age, revealing such talent and determination as to allow him to join the brigade of the prestigious Enoteca Pinchiorri (3 Stars Michelin restaurant) and then begin a nearly...

Alessandro Morichetti

Alessandro Morichetti

Alessandro is one of the founders of Intravino in 2009, he sells wine on Doyouwine.com, he works as a ghost writer for Les Caves de Pyrene distribution, and he proudly contributes to Slow Food’s Osterie d’Italia guide. First, he received a Bachelor’s degree in...

Alessandro Regoli

Alessandro Regoli

Alessandro Regoli is the Founder and Director of WineNews, which he created in 1999 alongside his wife Irene Chiari, drawing on experiences gained and documented in the food and wine sector since 1985. WineNews is a daily online communication agency on the world of...

Fabio Piccoli

Fabio Piccoli

Fabio Piccoli is a professional journalist and expert in the economics and marketing of the wine sector. Over the past two decades he has gained particular experience in international markets, with a focus on emerging markets. He is Editor in Chief of the online...

Marco Tonelli

Marco Tonelli

Marco Tonelli is Editor of Spirito Divino. Wine writer, Wset 3, and the first Italian Habanos sommelier, he collaborates with Società Excellence in the organization of Modena Champagne Experience. He also created Bordeauxgraphy, the first Italian web space dedicated...

Giancarlo Gariglio

Giancarlo Gariglio

Giancarlo Gariglio was born on September 25, 1975. After classical studies, he graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Turin. In 2001 he landed at the court of Carlo Petrini and Slow Food in Bra, where he collaborated on the birth and...

Federico Bricolo

Federico Bricolo

Federico Bricolo was born in Verona, in 1966. Behind him he has a long career in public institutions, which has led him to hold leading positions both in the government - Undersecretary for Infrastructure and Transport - and in Parliament. For the Chamber of Deputies,...

Maurizio Danese

Maurizio Danese

Maurizio Danese is the Managing Director of Veronafiere Spa. In 1987 he founded his first company, Center Catering Spa, following which, he gained experience in the food&wine sector by working with several important companies in Veneto and Emilia. Today he is...

Gianni Bruno

Gianni Bruno

Gianni Bruno has always been active role in Services Marketing. He began his career in 1984 as a researcher at the CUEIM Research Consortium. From 1985 until 2002, after graduating in Economics and Business at the University of Verona, he worked as Head of Promotion...

Alojz Felix Jermann

Alojz Felix Jermann

After a first job in the wine industry, an experience as chef de rang in fine dining restaurants across Australia, the role of Fine Wine Manager & Brand Ambassador in America for Jermann and Lux Fine Wines (Jermann importer for the United States), and a path as...

Nicolò Zambello

Nicolò Zambello

Born in 1987, Nicolò Zambello, CEO & Co-Founder of Chef in Camicia, after graduating in Economics leaves for Australia and starts working in haute cuisine. He then returns to Italy, throwing himself into the world of start-ups. From the world of wine he switches...

Stefano Quaglierini

Stefano Quaglierini

Stefano Quaglierini - @italian_wines on Instagram - was born in 1995 and founded his own channel in 2016, while studying oenology at the University of Pisa. After graduating, in 2018, he embarked on a communications path doing social media marketing consulting for...

Tommaso Canella

Tommaso Canella

Tommaso and Alvise Canella are the third generation of Casa Vinicola Canella, founded in 1947. Tommaso, 28 years old, joined the company in 2017 and is in charge of communication, marketing and foreign markets. Alvise, born in 2000, took his first steps in the company...

Alvise Canella

Alvise Canella

Tommaso and Alvise Canella are the third generation of Casa Vinicola Canella, founded in 1947. Tommaso, 28 years old, joined the company in 2017 and is in charge of communication, marketing and foreign markets. Alvise, born in 2000, took his first steps in the company...

Riccardo Gabriele

Riccardo Gabriele

Riccardo Gabriele is a professional journalist with a degree in Literature and Philosophy from the University of Pisa, and a professional public speaker registered with Ferpi. He began his journalistic career in 1996 at the daily newspaper “Mattina,” a news insert of...

Michael Preis

Michael Preis

Michael Preis is a 20+ year executive with Taub Family Companies, a leading US based importer of wines and spirits. He has held a variety of roles including Marketing, Portfolio Development and most recently Sales leading the company’s E-Commerce and Sales Innovation...

Marius Odland

Marius Odland

Marius Odland started his wine career 15 years ago as a publisher of lifestyle magazines, featuring wine reviews and wine travel reports. In 2009, he founded what is now one of the most important wine magazines in Norway, called Vin&Brennevin (Wine&Spirits...

Michael Wangbickler

Michael Wangbickler

Michael Wangbickler is President of Balzac Communications and Marketing, a specialist agency supporting the food and beverage industries. With nearly 30 years of experience in marketing and public relations, Mike is a trusted advisor and strategic consultant to his...

Gaetano Mennonna

Gaetano Mennonna

Gaetano Mennonna is a Senior Export Manager for the USA, Asia, and Oceania at Empson & Co., a leading exporter of fine Italian wines, present in over 35 countries. He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Università Degli Studi di Napoli Federico II....

Robert Maggi IWA

Robert Maggi IWA

Half Welsh, half Italian. Born and bred in Puglia, he is now settled in Cardiff where he has been for the past 4 years. After graduating in 2012 from Aberystwyth University in Business and Management with Spanish, It was a simple wine course back in 2013 that sparked...

Pablo  Soares Fernandez IWA

Pablo Soares Fernandez IWA

Pablo is from Florianópolis, Brazil. An engineer by training with an MBA in Project Management at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (and certified Project Manager in 2011 by the renowned Project Management Institute), Pablo worked for 15 years with greenfield projects in the...

Michele Longari IWA

Michele Longari IWA

Until 10 years ago, Michele was working as a Computer Engineer in Emilia Romagna, Italy. Although his daily job was in a different industry, he already had a deep and rooted passion for good wine and food. In fact, he was spending most of his spare time and holidays...

Nick Palmer

Nick Palmer

Nick Palmer was born & raised in London. He studied engineering at the University of Birmingham, where a weekend job at a wine store turned into a passion. He has worked in private client sales and trading for the likes of Direct Wines and Armit Wines. After a...

Daniele Righi

Daniele Righi

Daniele Righi is an entrepreneur and innovation manager from Modena who has developed and innovated the Digital Channels of BPER Banca. Over his thirteen years of Strategic Marketing Management, among countless projects, he created the multi-channel (internet banking,...

Bruno Bertero

Bruno Bertero

Bruno Bertero has been General Manager of Ente Turismo Langhe Monferrato Roero for a few days. He previously worked as Marketing Director of PromoTurismoFVG for several years, with consolidated experience in tourism enhancement and development. In Italy, he has...

Robert Joseph

Robert Joseph

Robert is a wine business consultant and an editorial consultant for Meininger’s Wine Business International, which he helped to launch in 2006. In 1983, after living in Burgundy for five years, he launched Wine International magazine; set up the International Wine...

Steve Raye

Steve Raye

Steve Raye is  the host of the Monday series on the Italian Wine Podcast Channel titled “Get U.S. Market-Ready with Italian Wine People”. The series has been running for over two years and 120 episodes and has garnered a significant audience of 20,000 monthly...

Daniele Cernilli

Daniele Cernilli

Daniele Cernilli is the Director of the online magazine Doctor Wine. After a Master’s Degree in Philosophy, he taught this discipline along with history and literature for a period but eventually he decided to move his career towards his passion, great food and wine....

Enzo Vizzari

Enzo Vizzari

Enzo Vizzari was born in Varallo Sesia, Vercelli, on June 18, 1946. He received a law degree and became a professional journalist. He began collaborating with local newspapers, including “Brescia Oggi” and “Il Giornale di Brescia,” where he edited a gastronomic column...

Fabrizio Carrera

Fabrizio Carrera

Born in Palermo on 31 July 1965, Fabrizio Carrera has been a professional journalist since 1993. He took his first steps in the editorial staff of the Giornale di Sicilia and today is deputy head of services of that same journal. In 2007 he became founder, editor, and...

Per Buhl

Per Buhl

Per Buhl has a Business Diploma in Marketing Economy. 50% owner and CEO of Laudrup Vin, he started this import company some 30 years ago, after + 20 years in the Logistics, Transport and shipping industry. Its main focus is on quality wines from cool climate medium...

Vito Palumbo

Vito Palumbo

A native Apulian with a passion for spreading the gospel of his native soil, Vito Palumbo is the embodiment of Italy’s blossoming wine region of Puglia. Sunny, breezy, sleek and soulful: all words describing both the man and the place. With his finger on the pulse of...

Ettore Nicoletto

Ettore Nicoletto

Ettore Nicoletto began his career at Casa Vinicola Zonin where he held various positions, including Exports Director. In 2004, he moved over to the Santa Margherita Gruppo Vinicolo, where was appointed General Manager and then CEO from 2008 to 2020. In March 2020,...

Andrea Sartori

Andrea Sartori

Born in Verona in 1959, Andrea Sartori represents the fourth generation of owners of Casa Vinicola Sartori, the winery founded in 1898 by Pietro Sartori. After high school, he moved and lived in the United States, where he finished his studies and had his first job...

Attilio Scienza

Attilio Scienza

Attilio Scienza is a full professor at the University of Milan where he teaches courses on genetic developments in viticulture in the Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences. Scienza also teaches Viticulture in the Master’s program of the University of Turin in...

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