The Italian wine expert Giuseppe Vaccarini (* 1952) was and is active in many areas of the industry. He began his career in 1972 as a professional sommelier and won in 1978 the title of "Best Sommelier of the World". From 1978 to 1983 he was director of the Milanese restaurant "Gualtiero Marchesi", since 1987 teacher at the sommelier school "Istituto Alberghiero Carlo Porta" and has taught "Bocconi" and "Cattolica" for special courses at the Milanese universities. Vaccarini also serves as a consultant to important companies in the food industry. He was also the author of numerous publications in many journals on the subjects of wine and food and is also a book author. Since 1986 he regularly acts as technical board member and president of the jury for various national and international sommelier competitions. 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 serves as director. Here are the professional in a selection process sommeliers Italy for competitions.