Alessandra Piubello is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2017
Alessandra Piubello, journalist, writer and expert wine-taster from Verona, has an innate passion for wine. Born in Italy’s famous Valpolicella wine area where, from a very young age, she began helping her father tend his vines and make the family wine, she actually began wine-tasting at the age of 8!
This love for her land and its produce led her to a career which allows her to report on many aspects of Italian culture, principally wine and food. She collaborates with leading food and wine magazines (including Spirito diVino Italia and Spirito di Vino Asia, Artù, Cook_inc, Cucina e Vini, Euposia, Ristora Magazine, Sommelier Veneto) and sector guides (L’Espresso Vini d’Italia e L’Espresso Ristoranti d’Italia).
She has also written several books and attended courses organised by the Italian Sommelier Association (AIS), the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and Bordeaux University. Her vast knowledge means that her expertise is often required on the judge’s panel at international and Italian wine competitions.
She is also a member of FIJEV – Fedération Internationale des Journalistes et Ecrivains des Vins – and the CWW (Circle of Wine Writers) while in Italy she belongs to Donne del Vino (Women of Wine) and Gruppo Italiano Stampa Turistica (GIST) – Italian Tourist Press Group.
Alessandra Piubello’s first judges for DWWA in 2016.