DWWA 2013 Regional Italy Judging Panel
Massimiliano Jacobacci was immersed in the world of fine wine while growing up, as both his father and grandfather were respected Oenologists. He studied Biology in his home town of Rome, and then after serving as an officer in the Italian navy, he arrived in London. Intrigued by the changing palates of the city, Massimiliano joined a new generation of young chefs and cooked professionally for three years before returning to his roots in the wine industry. Inspired by the Hemingway novel, he set up ‘A Moveable Feast’, running wine tasting dinners and consulting for food and wine dot coms. In 2004, Massimiliano founded FortyFive10° to import some of Italy’s finest and terroir specific wines, focusing on wholesale and retail markets.