THE TECHNICAL COMMITTEE

300 OF THE BEST, ITALIAN LABELS WILL BE BLIND TASTED, VOTED ON AND RANKED BY THE JURY.

From this tasting, the RANKINGS and the AWARDS, as well as special honors for wines, wineries or particularly distinctive people in the world of wine, will be decided.

Luca Gardini
Andrea Grignaffini
Tim Atkin
Christy Canterbury
Daniele Cernilli
Pier Bergonzi
Antonio Paolini
Kenichi Ohashi
Amaya Cervera
Luciano Ferraro
WINE MASTER AND WRITER WITH 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE. HE HAS WRITTEN FOR MANY PERIODICALS, INCLUDING WORLD OF FINE WINE, OLN, INTELLIGENT LIFE, GOURMET TRAVELLER WINE, IMBIBE, AND WOMAN AND HOME. HE APPEARS FREQUENTLY ON THE BBC1 PROGRAM SATURDAY KITCHEN, AND ALSO TEACHES AT HIS WINE SCHOOL IN LONDON.
HE SERVES AS CO-CHAIR OF THE INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE AND HAS WON MANY JOURNALISM AWARDS.
WINE MASTER AND WRITER WITH 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE. HE HAS WRITTEN FOR MANY PERIODICALS, INCLUDING WORLD OF FINE WINE, OLN, INTELLIGENT LIFE, GOURMET TRAVELLER WINE, IMBIBE, AND WOMAN AND HOME. HE APPEARS FREQUENTLY ON THE BBC1 PROGRAM SATURDAY KITCHEN, AND ALSO TEACHES AT HIS WINE SCHOOL IN LONDON.
HE SERVES AS CO-CHAIR OF THE INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE AND HAS WON MANY JOURNALISM AWARDS.
CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF THE BI-MONTHLY SPIRITO DIVINO AND PROFESSOR AT L’UNIVERSITÀ DI PARMA.
HE COLLABORATES WITH MONSIEUR, L’ESPRESSO AND GAZZETTA DI PARMA. A MEMBER OF THE STEERING COMMITTEE FOR L’ESPRESSO’S RESTAURANT GUIDE AND CONSULTANT FOR ALMA, THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF ITALIAN CUISINE IN COLORNO. WINNER OF THE 2007 LUIGI VERONELLI AWARD FOR EMERGING ENOGASTRONOMIC JOURNALIST
JOURNALIST, JUDGE, EDUCATOR, AND ONE OF 7 WOMEN MASTERS OF WINE IN THE UNITED STATES.
COLLABORATOR WITH DECANTER, WINE ENTHUSIAST, FOOD ARTS, SOMMELIER JOURNAL, SNOOTH, BEVERAGE MEDIA, AND TASTED. CONSULTANT FOR MANY FOOD & BEVERAGE COMPANIES.

THE ONLY JAPANESE MASTER OF WINE, KENICHI OHASHI IS NOT ONLY AN EXPERT WINE TASTER BUT EVEN AN EXPERT SAKE TASTER. HE RUNS THE FAMILY’S COMPANY OF WINE, SAKE AND LIQUORS DISTRIBUTION (3RD GENERATION). HE TRAVELS ALL THE WORLD AS AN EXPERT AND OPINION LEADER AND HE ALSO IS AN ADVISOR. HE HAS THE TITLE OF SAKE EXPERT ASSESSOR AND MASTER OF SAKE.

WINE JOURNALIST BASED IN MADRID. SHE IS THE FOUNDER OF THE WEBSITE SPANISHWINELOVER.COM, A WELL-KNOWN WEBSITE AMONG THE HUGE AUDIENCE OF SPANISH WINE LOVERS. AMAYA, WHICH HAS AN EXPERTISE OF MORE THAN FIFTEEN YEARS IN THE WINE SECTOR, WRITES ON MANY WINE JOURNALS (I.E. THE WORLD OF FINE WINE, SPAIN GOURMETOUR) AND SHE PARTICIPATES IN THE CREATION OF GUIDES, BOOKS AND ONLINE PROJECTS ABOUT WINE. SHE WAS THE DIRECTOR OF THE JOURNAL TODOVINO. SHE STRONGLY BELIEVES IN THE POTENTIAL OF THE COMMUNICATION IN THE WINE SECTOR AND IN THE POWER OF TEACHING THE CONSUMERS ON HOW TO CORRECTLY TASTE AND DRINK WINE..

AMONG THE ARCHITECTS OF THE GAMBERO ROSSO SINCE ITS DEBUT IN 1986, AFTER WHICH HE WAS THE VICE-DIRECTOR, CO-DIRECTOR, AND DIRECTOR OF MANY MAGAZINES IN THE SECTOR.
HE WAS ALSO A WRITER FOR THE RAISAT GAMBERO ROSSO CHANNEL.
IN 2011, HE RETURNED TO THE ITALIAN SOMMELIERS ASSOCIATION OF ROME AS AN INSTRUCTOR AND AS THE COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER. CREATOR OF THE WEBSITE, DOCTORWINE.IT AND COLLABORATOR WITH SETTE, THE WEEKLY SUPPLEMENT OF THE CORRIERE DELLA SERA.
VICE DIRECTOR OF THE DAILY NEWSPAPER LA GAZZETTA DELLO SPORT.
ALONG WITH HIS WORK IN JOURNALISM, BERGONZI IS THE AUTHOR OF NUMEROUS TEXTS FOCUSED ON SPORTS, IN PARTICULAR, CYCLING. IN 2013, HE RECEIVED THE TITLE OF AIS SOMMELIER. COMBINING HIS PASSION FOR TASTE, WITH HIS PROFESSION, HE CREATED THE GAZZA GOLOSA, A WEEKLY INSERT IN THE GAZZETTA DELLO SPORT, DEDICATED TO FOOD AND WINE. IN THIS COLUMN, HE CREATED, ALONG WITH LUCA GARDINI, THE POPWINE RANKINGS, A COMPETITION THAT HONORS THE 50 BEST ITALIAN WINES UNDER 15 EURO.
IN THE 1980s, HE WAS THE EDITOR, AS WELL AS, THE FOOD & BEVERAGE CRITIC FOR IL MESSAGGERO. TODAY, HE WRITES FOR L’ESPRESSO (PASSIONI E SOCIETÀ), SPIRITODIVINO, A TAVOLA, COOK.INC, FERMENTO BERRA, AND THE WEBSITES, SCATTIDIGUSTO.IT AND FOCUS ITALY.
FOR 7 YEARS, HE HAS BEEN PART OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE FOR THE ESPRESSO RESTAURANT GUIDE.
HE AUTHORED OR CO-AUTHORED (WITH GAMBERO ROSSO, L’ESPRESSO, DE AGOSTINI, TOURING, VERONELLI, GRIBAUDO, ETC) DOZENS OF GUIDES AND BOOKS ON ENOGASTRONOMY. HE FOUNDED, TOGETHER WITH OTHERS IN ROME, A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY TASTING TEAM CALLED THE ACCADEMIA DEGLI INSENSATI.

HE IS EDITOR IN CHIEF OF CORRIERE DELLA SERA AND HE WRITES IN THE RUBRIC “CORRIERE DIVINI”. HE FOUNDED WITH LUCA GARDINI THE GUIDE “VIGNAIOLI E VINI D’ITALIA” NOW IN ITS THIRD EDITION.