DWWA 2013 Tuscany Judging Panel
Luigi Buonanno has worked in the catering industry since the age of 15. In Rome in his native Italy, Luigi had the opportunity to opportunity to work in fine dining restaurants, where he discovered the role of Sommelier, and took the Sommelier Diploma immediately after gradduating from university. Following this, he did a Masters in Sensorial Analysis, considered to be the highest sommelier degree achievable in Italy. In 2007 Luigi moved to London, where he worked for Prism Restaurant before moving to Caravaggio, where he re-wrote Caravaggio’s wine list, and subsequently the lists for the eight other restaurants in the Etrusca Group. Luigi was then promoted to Group Sommelier and Wine Buyer, and since 2011 he has been collaborating with Daniele Cernilli on doctorwine.it, where he writes reviews about mainly non-Italian wines available in the UK.