Of the wine critic
Antonio Galloni was born in Caracas (Venezuela), where his parents ran a food and wine trade and later moved to Florida (USA). He studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, founded a rock band, studied at the MIT Sloan School of Business at Cambridge and began writing about wine at that time. He worked full-time in marketing. At the turn of the millennium, he moved to Italy, where in 2004 he published the "Piedmont Report", the first English-language magazine on Italian wine.
As a result, he came in contact with the US wine critic Robert M. Parker
, This engaged him for his tasting team in the "Wine Advocate", where he varied from time to time between 2006 and 2013 for the evaluation of wines Italy
as well as the French wine-growing areas / regions Burgundy
. Champagne and Côte d'Or
was responsible. After leaving the Parker team, he founded the Internet company "Vinous" in May 2013. He focuses in principle on the same wine-growing regions as in his previous function. The wine reviews
done after the 100-point system
with the involvement of the readers and are published on its website in addition to general information on the topic of wine.
In November 2014, the US wine critic Stephen Dancer
(with its International Wine Cellar) and Antonio Galloni announce that their combined 180,000 wine ratings will be brought together and shared on the Vinous Internet platform for a global multimedia wine platform. See also below wine guide