Ian D’Agata, Editor
Ian has been writing and lecturing about food and wine for more than 25 years.
He is currently the Scientific Advisor of Vinitaly International and the Scientific Director of the Vinitaly International Academy.
An award winning-wine writer, D’Agata has been named Italy’s “best wine journalist” and
he contributes regularly to various wine and lifestyle magazines such as Britain’s Decanter
and China’s Wine Press and TasteSpirit.
He has written Harper Collins/Ecco’s The Ecco Guide to the Best Wines of Italy and his critically acclaimed
Native Wine Grapes of Italy (University of California Press) is viewed as the definitive text to Italy’s native grapes and wines.
He also wrote ten editions of the D’Agata & Comparini Guide to Italy’s Best Wines, for which he won
the 2009 International Association of Culinary Professionals Gourmand Award for wine guides.
Ian lectures on Italian food and wine cultural history in the Food Sciences Master’s program at NYU.
A trained medical doctor, he is a frequent speaker in Italy and around the world not just on the
subject of native grapes and wine, but specifically on health and wine.
Regions Covered: Central and Southern Italy, Alsace, Canada