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Daniele Cernilli

Daniele Cernilli, 69 years old, president of the jury of Sud Top Wine, is an internationally renowned wine critic. Known under the nickname Doctor Wine, he created in 2011 the homonymous web magazine where he makes the most of his thirty-year experience. Journalist and wine critic (he was co-founder of Gambero Rosso in 1986, editor of the guide Vini d’Italia for 24 editions, and editor of the magazine Gambero Rosso). He is also a lecturer and teacher in professional courses of tasting and sensory analysis, a writer (author of the book I racconti (e i consigli) by Doctor Wine – Einaudi 2014; Vitigni del mondo – La Conchiglia 2012 – in collaboration with Dario Cappelloni; Memories of a wine taster – Einaudi 2006). Since 2014, in partnership with a selected staff of tasters and journalists, published with Mondadori the first two editions of the Guida Essenziale ai Vini d’Italia 2015 and 2016 and with MD Communication the editions from 2017 to 2023 while the 2024 edition of the Guida Essenziale ai Vini d’Italia is in preparation, published in Italian, English and German. Since 2012 he has been the official taster at the Decanter Wine World Award (DWWA) competition. In 2015 he was selected to be part of the Wine Writers’ Hall of Fame of the Wine Media Guild of New York and in the past was included in the ranking of the English magazine Decanter among the 50 most influential people in the world of wine (2007-2008-2009). Since 2019 he has been chairman of 5stars – The Book of Vinitaly International.