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.