The editorial staff of Sommelier Suite, composed of publicist and practising journalists, wine bloggers and professionals, is based in Reggio Emilia, but its collaborators are located throughout Italy.

Marco Antonucci

Marco Antonucci

Editor-in-Chief

I was born on 16 September 1967 in Lovere (BG), country well-known for its works of art, the lake and especially for being the birthplace of two saints.
Giornalista publicist is since university days, are architect and are professional oil taster with panel head qualification. Dto manyssimi years I commit myself at level national and international dissemination of the culture of extra virgin olive oil and sensory analysis through conferences, courses, meetings, articles and publications of both a popular and academic nature. They are gjudge in national and international oil competitions, contributor/editor for several guides. Docent and trainer for several partnersetain Italian and foreign operating in the food sector, ho conceived and realised "Drops of Oil'. the world's first podcast in Italian and English dedicatedin olive oil. I have published recentlyOlive growing in the province of Bergamo', 'L'Olio Giusto", 'The olive oil from the mill is always extra virgin... Isn't en?", "Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tasting Manual", "Frying", "Is oil from the mill always extra virgin?".

Chiara Bassi

Chiara Bassi

Editorial Director

I was born on 8 May 1985 in Faenza (RA), a city famous for its artistic ceramics, Sangiovese wine, and piadina romagnola. Artistic maturity in Ravenna, then a first path - lasting over 10 years - of study (at the Alma Mater Studiorum in Bologna) and work (in an architecture studio in Ravenna) in Construction Engineering to which I owe my approach to everything. As an 'adult' and already an AIS Sommelier, I graduated with a 110/110 honours degree in the sciences, cultures and policies of Gastronomy (specialising in oenology) and then specialised in Food and Wine Journalism at Luiss Guido Carli in Rome. Digital nomad, I write about wine and food on my blog Perlage Suite since October 2014 and in April 2017 I was awarded in Bordeaux by Millésima as best wine blogger of Europe in the food-wine pairing category. In November 2018, I published How to become a Sommelier, Amazon bestseller now in its 4th Italian edition and to its 1st Edition in English. In September 2021 my first novel The Sparkling Wine of Leonardo (2020) won the special prize of the 20th edition of the Competition National 'Drinking the Territory' of the Go Wine Association.  Europeanist, liberal and aesthete, I love Franco Battiato, John Coltrane, Gustav Klimt, Santiago Calatrava and Frank L. Wright. I live in Milan with my old fox Paco and many rare orchid species.

Valentina Mantovani

Valentina Mantovani

Publisher

I was born on 29 April 1985 in Reggio Emilia, a city famous throughout the world for Lambrusco, balsamic vinegar and, of course, Parmigiano Reggiano.
I studied Communication Sciences at the University of Parma and worked for years in cultural institutions such as theatres, museums and libraries. Later I studied data analysis and in particular specialised in Microsoft and Google tools for reading, managing and manipulating data sets with the aim of improving the performance of each professional profile. For years, I was a lecturer in graphics and digital tools for a large training organisation, where I designed and delivered courses for students and companies with the aim of providing useful tools capable of providing concrete skills. Since 2021, I have proudly partnered with Chiara Bassi and together we have founded the publishing house Cammeo DiVino to publish books, magazines and educational applications designed for the world of wine and sommellerie. I love astronomy, books, photography, technological innovations (of course), the sea, shoes and good food. Not necessarily in that order.

Collaborators:

Gisella Salvati

Gisella Salvati

Author

I was born on 29 April 1979 in Calopezzati, a small village in Calabria surrounded by olive groves and the Ionian Sea where sun, good food and history nestle on the green hills.
I moved to Rome when I was 19, first for study, then for work and now for love.
My passion for writing and cooking led me to pursue a degree in Communication Sciences at La Sapienza, a professional cookery course at the TUCHEF school and a master's degree in food and wine journalism at Luiss Guido Carli.
My third passion is reading. I love reading books in which love stories, family secrets, political positions, places and travel are intertwined with food.
My job analysing and presenting complex data in a multinational pharmaceutical distribution company helps me to make even complicated recipes simple by describing them in detail and with photos of all the steps. Stories to be told with passion and recipes to be made for the love of someone.
"I always do what I don't know how to do, to learn how it should be done" is my way of life!

Daniele Morelli

Daniele Morelli

Author

I was born on 8 December 1985 in Rome, just in time to sit down for Sunday lunch.
After graduating from high school, I graduated with honours in Architecture at La Sapienza in Rome, published my thesis on "Abitare la Terra" for Gangemi, and continued as a teaching assistant to Prof. Paolo Portoghesi. I obtained a Level II Master's degree in Sustainable Design and Redevelopment at the Alma Mater Studiorum in Bologna and worked several years as a team member and team leader at Mario Cucinella Architects. Since 2017 I have been project coordinator for Amostudio in Modena. In 2018 I founded Glifoarchitecture, a mirror of my professional activity and a manifesto of the right to beauty and a happy and inspired existence thanks to the spaces I design. I became an AIS sommelier thanks to that emotional and hedonistic drive rooted in memories of family lunches in the country house, around a huge round table and under a beautiful vine pergola. I love the scent of the Mediterranean maquis, the strength of the Scottish Highlands, classical myths and symbols. I live between Rome and Modena with an untamed art collection.

Federica Gianelli

Federica Gianelli

Author

I was born on 29 August 1972 in Magenta, known for an epic battle and for a famous Saint. We are located in the territory of the Ticino Park in Lombardy, with its castles and fortresses of historic memory and its blessed and topical biodiversity.

To define my path, first of studies and then working, I often find myself struggling to choose between two adjectives: eclectic and bizarre. Artistic baccalaureate, Faculty of Philosophy, export manager for a company in the engineering sector for almost 20 years. To arrive at my current profession of food writer, foodblogger and food content creator. How did it happen? Through love. It is said that there is noa love more sincere than that for food (e for wine, consequently) and I am a living example of this. It's a passion that led me to start a cooking blog in 2016 and that prompted me to studying, deepening and documenting myself more and more. I honed my video and photography technique with specialised courses and today my days are equally divided between oven and smartphone, cooker and tablet, flour and PC. My second passion is Nature with its infinite grace and beautyinto which I immerse myself as soon as possible and from which I draw inspiration and continuous inspiration to present dishes that are good to eat and beautiful to look at. The aesthetic side of the dishes is for me as important as taste: beauty can only give rise to more beauty, creating a virtuous circle. My mantra is 'we are what we eat' and I will never tire of repeating it. No compromise on the quality of ingredients! Better less, but good for real.

Federica Giarruzzo

Federica Giarruzzo

Author

I was born on 16 December 1987 in Anzio, a small seaside village south of Rome. When I was 18, I moved to the hills of Tuscia, in Viterbo, where I still live. I am an entomologist, a lover of travelling on the road, running in the mountains, sports and good food. Allergic to fish, but super fan of sweets, I like to experiment and taste everything edible that exists. Curious and passionate about food and wine, I attended the Food and Wine Journalism course at Luiss Guido Carli in Rome. I like working in contact with people, I love experimenting and always learning something new. That is why I have done various jobs over the years, including delivering flowers and making cakes in some pastry laboratories. I write travel stories about the emotions I experience, often also related to food. I have worked and lived in England, Costa Rica and Sicily, which remains the place of my heart. I also write poems in 17 syllables, so I will leave you with a little haiku of mine as an introduction: I mix words/swords and seas/insects in flowers.