The Italian enologist Giacomo Tachis (1933-2016) studied at the Viticulture Institute in Alba. In 1961 he started his long-time activity at the renowned company Antinori in Tuscany. Here, as a winemaker, he became a legend during his lifetime. Tachis encouraged the use of the variety Cabernet Sauvignon in the Chianti and is considered one of the fathers of s Super-Tuscans, He was instrumental in the creation of the famous wines Sassicaia and Tignanello, After working at Antinori, he worked for numerous wineries throughout Italy as a consultant, where he earned particular merit in Sicily in terms of qualitative improvements. In 2011 he was from the British wine magazine Decanter voted "Man of the Year".