A) Associazione Italiana Sommeliers (AIS):
Professional Sommelier, 1972
Winner of the 1978 “Best Sommelier in the World ASI”Competition of Estoril (Lisbon)
Member of the Teaching Committee, since 1981, and person in charge of this Committee from 1986 to 1990 and from 1993 to 2002.
Since 1984, National Councillor of the National Executive Committee.
From 1986 to 1990 National Vice-President
Since 1980 official Lecturer and since 1981 member of the examining board of A.I.S. courses.
In charge of A.I.S. National Competitions and Italian Representative for A.I.S. by A.S.I.
From 1993 to 1996 representative of the President and of the National Executive Committee of A.I.S. at the Milan head-office and Coordinator of the head-office secretariat.
President of A.I.S., Associazione Italiana Sommeliers, October 1999 to October 2002.
B) Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (ASI):
General Secretary of ASI, from 1987 to 1990
Member of the Technical Committee of the Competitions for the Best Sommelier in the Word held in Venice (1986), Paris (1989), Rio de Janeiro (1992), Tokyo (1995), and President of the Jury in Wien (1998) and Montreal (2000), Athens (2004). Rhodes (2007).
President of A.S.I., Association de la Sommellerie Internationale from October 1996 to October 2004
Director of the ASI, 2004 - 2007
C) Associazione della Sommellerie Professionale Italiana
Founder and President of A.S.P.I. Associazione della Sommellerie Professionale Italiana, since Juin 2007, www.aspi.sm
D) Other activities :
Member of the Technical Committee since 1992 and President of the Jury of the Trophée Ruinart for the Best Sommelier in Europe in 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2004, 2006.
Président of the Académie Internationale des Sommeliers et de la Civilisation de la Vigne et du Vins de Bourg (F), 2002-2008
Since 2000 Representative of the “ International Sommellerie” at the European Parliament – Intergroupe “Viticulture, Tradition & Quality”
Member of the “Training Experts Committee” of O.I.V., Office International de la Vigne et du Vin, Paris, since 2001
Reporter for Consiglio d’Europa at the Congrès des pouvoirs locaux et Régionaux de l’Europe for “Les premières journées Européennes de la nature et des terroirs à Versailles” – June 2003