Italy

Alto Adige

Jürgen Schmücking Jürgen Schmücking is a travelling wine addict and food lover, a passionate taster, reader, writer and speaker about eating & drinking. He started his career in wine as the PR-guy for the organic winemakers of Austria. He grew up between the cider-regions of Upper and Lower Austria, spent 25 years in Vienna (*hicks*) and finally moved to Tyrol… Read more →

Mount Etna

Benjamin Spencer AIWS/DWS   Benjamin Spencer is the Director of the Etna Wine School, in Sicily. Ben is an author, journalist, wine judge, and a professional winemaker. Before moving from California to Mount Etna in 2012, Ben worked as a professional winemaker and sommelier while studying with the University of California at Davis, the Court of Master Sommeliers, and the… Read more →

Umbria

Giulia Luccioli   Giulia is the Senior Managing Director of a group of leading wine estates in Italy. She started off her career with an advanced degree in Business & Communications from the University in Milan and attended Stanford University’s Specialization Course in Strategic Marketing.   Growing up in the United States, Giulia developed an early interest in wine during… Read more →