Daniele Cernilli is the Editor-in-Chief of www.doctorwine.it and of the Ultimate Guide to Italian Wine. A journalist who, after taking a Master’s Degree in Philosophy and teaching it along with history and literature, decided to make his love for great food and wine his profession.
Daniele is a regular contributor to Italian newspapers, trade and consumer publications and has written a number of technical books on wine and wine tasting. He currently has a column on wine published in Corriere della Sera's weekly Sette and is managing editor at the magazine Spirito di Vino. His books include, among others, Memorie di un degustatore di vini (Memories of a Wine Taster - Einaudi 2006), a chronicle-memoir of his first 25 years as a taster with his opinions on many Italian and foreign wines, and Vitigni del Mondo (World Wine Grapes - La Conchiglia 2012), written in collaboration with Dario Cappelloni, which is the most complete catalog of wine grapes ever published in Italy. During 2014, two new books were released: on April, I Racconti (e i consigli) di Doctor Wine (Doctor Wine's Tales - and Suggestions), published by Einaudi, and in October Guida essenziale ai vini d'Italia 2015, published by Mondadori, a new guide to Italian wines prepared with the contibutions of Doctor Wine's tasters.
In 1986, he co-founded Gambero Rosso magazine that (together with Slow Food) began to annually publish an Italian Wine Guide, which he oversaw for more than 24 editions. He later became the magazine's editor-in-chief as well as a television celebrity and general manager of Gambero Rosso's 24 hour-a-day TV channel. Daniele continues to be interviewed frequently in the Italian media as an expert on wine and teaches professional courses at the Città del Gusto (Taste City) as well as wine tasting and sensory analysis for the Italian Sommeliers’ Association (AIS).
He has won several prizes for his contribution to wine culture, including the Targa d’Oro (Gold Plague) from the Italian Association of Wine Technicians, and Decanter Magazine has included him among its “50 Most Influential People in the Wine World”.