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

Alessandro Masnaghetti

Alessandro Masnaghetti, born in 1962, began his career in the world of wine collaborating from 1990 to 1996 with Luigi Veronelli as editor of four editions of the homonymous guide. For a long time a wine commentator for the newspaper “il Giornale” and the weekly “Mondo Economico”, he was a founding member and the first Italian permanent member of the Grand Jury Européen. In 2000 he was selected by the Revue des Vins de France as one of the ten most authoritative tasters in the world.
He collaborated with “L’Espresso” as a creator and editor of the prestigious guide “I Vini d’Italia” and in 2005 he returned to being a self-publisher with the second series of the independent newsletter Enogea, already published from 1997 to 2002.
Taster, journalist, and cartographer, was named Person of the Year 2021 by the Revue du Vin de France for his high-profile cultural work. Nicknamed “Map Man” by the American magazine Wine Spectator, is now the author of reference in the cartography of the world’s wine zones, in their study and popularization.
Since 2015 he has been collaborating with Vinous and Antonio Galloni in mapping the wine-growing areas of California and beyond.

Anna Schneider

Agronomist and specialist in viticulture and oenology, Anna Schneider was a researcher for the National Research Council for 30 years and the author of over 250 scientific publications.
Her activity has focused on the study of the genetic resources of the vine: morphological and molecular characterization, identification and classification, origin and genetic relationships of vine varieties, valorization of little-known historical vines, and recovery and conservation of germplasm at risk of extinction.
A professor of Ampelography at the University of Turin for more than 25 years, she’s the Grinzane Cavour collection vineyard curator.

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.

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.

Stefano Massaglia

Associate professor of economics and rural estim at the Department of Agricultural, Forestry and Food Sciences (DISAFA) of the University of Turin. Author of over 100 scientific publications, he has focused his research on the analysis of consumers of agri-food products and wine marketing. Since 2013, he has been the scientific manager for DISAFA, monitoring numerous programmes for the promotion of wines on third country markets on regional, multi-regional and national Calls for Proposals (OCM Wine). Since 2009, she has been a lecturer for the Teaching of Marketing and Legislation of Wine and Wine Products at the University of Turin. Since 2014 he has taught at the Master in Sustainability of Socio Ecosystems and food networks at the UNESCO Chair in Turin for Sustainable Development.

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.