Ian D’Agata has been speaking and writing about wine for over thirty years. He is the Senior Editor of VINOUS (USA), where he writes mainly on the wines of Italy, Canada, France and Germany, as well as restaurant reviews. He is the Scientific Director of the Vinitaly International Academy and Scientific Advisor to Vinitaly International. Ian has a degree in medicine and applies his scientific background characterizes his work in the field of wine. His research interest focuses on native wine grapes and he is actively involved in resurrecting forgotten old native wine grapes of Italy and having wine made from them again. He also lectures on wine culture, history and tasting in NYU’s Master’s Program in Food Sciences.