DWWA 2013 Southern Italy Judging Panel
Ian D’Agata is one of Italy’s best known wine experts and was named Italy’s best wine journalist 2012 by the Comitato Grandi Crus d’Italia. Ian writes on the wines of Italy, Bordeaux and Canada for Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, and is a regular Decanter contributor. He is the author of The Ecco Guide to the Best Wines of Italy and an annual, bilingual Guide to Excellence in Italian Wines, published in Italy. He is Co-Director of the Rome International Wine School, and lectures on Italian food and wine cultural history for New York University’s Food Sciences Master’s program. He also directs the Italian language New Wine Journal and is regularly invited to present on wine and health at international wine conferences. Prior to his wine career, Ian studied medicine, graduating in pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition.