The Barolo & Barbaresco Academy – Langhe Wine School teachers have been carefully selected among the most qualified experts from the region.

Edmondo Bonelli

Edmondo Bonelli is a natural scientist and environmental consultant for agriculture. He researched in geopaleontology for the civic museum Federico Eusebio in Alba and co-authored the book ‘Geology and Tourism in the Langhe’ for Meridiani Società Scientifica. He also contributed to the geoviticultural map of Barolo by Alessandro Masnaghetti (Enogea).

Edoardo Monticelli

Edoardo Monticelli has been a teacher of Agricultural Science and Viticulture at the Istituto per la Viticoltura e l’Enologia Umberto I in Alba for two decades. He is an agronomist for various wineries of the region, a journalist and author specialized in viticulture techniques. With the Consorzio of Barolo Barbaresco Alba Langhe e Dogliani he authored the book ‘Nebbiolo and the Guyot system’ in 2018.

Maurizio Gily

Maurizio Gily is a lecturer at the Università di Scienze Gastronomiche di Pollenzo and a consultant for various wineries and consorzi. He has been a journalist for the magazine ‘Millevigne’ for over 20 years and the vicedirector of Italy’s biggest associations of wine producers (Vignaioli Piemontesi) from 1996 to 2002. He participated in and coordinated various seminars on wine and wine competitions in Italy and abroad.

Sandro Minella

Sandro Minella is a FISAR sommelier, taster at ONAV and Narratore del Gusto®. He worked in New York for two years as an Italian wine expert in a notable agency and moved to the Langhe in 2004 to work as a tour guide. He has been working for Strada del Barolo e grandi vini di Langa and with I Vini del Piemonte for years for their Wine Tasting Experience®, professional seminars and press tours. He also presents the show cooking exhibitions at the Alba International White Truffle Fair.

Vincenzo Gerbi

Professor of Food Science and Technology at the Department of Agricultural Science at the Università degli Studi di Torino. He is the author of over 300 peer-reviewed articles and has been researching the chemical and sensory characteristics of wines, as well as biotechnologies applied to wine fermentation and the innovation of vinification processes. He has been president of the Italian Association of the Agricultural Scientific Societies from 2013 to 2017.