Ian D'Agata is Regional Chair for Regional Italy at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA)

Ian D’Agata is one of Italy’s most well-known wine experts and was named Italy’s best wine journalist 2012 by the Comitato Grandi Crus d’Italia. A regular Decanter contributor, D’Agata also writes on the wines of Italy, Alsace, Bordeaux and Canada for Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, and is an award winning author. He has written The Ecco Guide to the Best Wines of Italy and the upcoming The Native Wine Grapes of Italy, edited by University of California Press. In addition to his writing, D’Agata is the scientific advisor of Vinitaly International, the director of the Vinitaly Academy, and lectures on Italian food and wine cultural history for New York University’s Food Sciences Master’s program. He is regularly invited to present on wine and health at international wine conferences. Prior to his wine career, D’Agata studied medicine, graduating in paediatric gastroenterology and nutrition. D’Agata was first a DWWA judge in 2011.