Alessandra Piubello

Decanter Magazine, Italian Expert and DWWA Judge

Alessandra Piubello, journalist, writer, editor, and expert wine-taster from Verona, has an innate passion for wine. Born in Italy's famous Valpolicella wine area, as a child she helped her father tend vines and make the family wine. She began wine-tasting at the age of eight and her love for her land and its produce encouraged a career in journalism reporting on many aspects of Italian culture, principally wine and food. She is co-editor of the Veronelli Guida Oro - the only Italian woman to hold a role of this seniority - and she is also the editor-in-Chief for Queen International and Prince magazines.

Piubello is a contributor to leading wine magazines, including Decanter, Sommelier India Magazine, Civiltà del bere, Bubble’s, WineNews, The Italian Wine Journal, Pambianco Wine&Food and L'Espresso's Ristoranti d’Italia guide. She is a member of prestigious wine associations and has written books and attended courses organised by the Italian Sommelier Association, the WSET and Bordeaux University. She also sits on judging panels at various wine competitions and teaches at Luigi Veronelli Italian Gastronomy High School.

Alessandra first judged for DWWA in 2016.