The Italian wine expert Giuseppe Vaccarini (* 1952) was and is active in many areas of the industry. He started his career in 1972 as a professional sommelier and was awarded the title of “Best Sommelier of the World” in 1978. From 1978 to 1983 he was director of the Milan restaurant "Gualtiero Marchesi", has been a teacher at the sommelier school "Istituto Alberghiero Carlo Porta" since 1987 and taught special courses at the Milan universities "Bocconi" and "Cattolica". Vaccarini is also a consultant to major companies in the food industry. He was also the author of numerous publications in many specialist magazines on the subjects of wine and food and is also a book author. He has been a regular member of the technical board and president of the jury for various national and international sommelier competitions since 1986. From 1999 to 2002 he was President of the Association of Italian Sommeliers (AIS) and from 1996 to 2004 President of the " Association de la Sommellerie Internationale "(ASI). In 2007 Vaccarini founded the Italian sommelier association "Associazione della Sommellerie Professionale Italiana" (ASPI) and acts as director. Here, in a selection process, the professional sommeliers Italy determined for competitions.