Vincenzo Donatiello is a judge at the 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA)

Vincenzo Donatiello

Vincenzo Donatiello hails from Vulture, Italy, and rose through the ranks in hospitality, developing professionally between Puglia, where he attended the hotel management school of Vieste and Romagna.

In 2009, he joined La Frasca in Milano Marittima under the guidance of Gianfranco Bolognesi, the first of a series of Michelin-starred experiences including restaurant Pascucci al Porticciolo in Fiumicino and Piastrino in Pennabilli.

Since February 2013, he has been at the 3 Michelin starred Piazza Duomo in Alba, with chef Enrico Crippa.

He was Best Junior Sommelier of Italy in 2004 and Best Sommelier of Romagna in 2010, Sommelier of the Year 2013 for Italia a Tavola Magazine, Best Restaurant Director 2016 for Touring Club Restaurant Guide and Maitre of the Year 2018 for L’Espresso Italian Restaurant Guide.

Follow Vincenzo on Twitter: @donvino85