Born in Milan, residing in Brussels (Belgium). Physicist, Doctor of Science and University Professor (Université Libre de Bruxelles, ULB). Teacher-researcher and sommelier, he teaches oenology and tasting techniques at the Inter Wine & Dine school (IWD), of which he is the director. He participates as Juré-Expert in numerous international competitions. He is a blogger for the Huffington Post, writes in the Revue du vin de France and contributes to the Revue des oenologues. He published Antiguide du vin, What the other books don't tell you and Why do we drink wine? An unusual and thrilling investigation by Prof. Fabrizio Bucella at Dunod.