Antonio Mauriello developed a strong passion for Italian cuisine and for its inseparable companion, wine, while in his native Rome, Italy. He is a graduate of the Associazione Italiana Sommelier in Rome. Now living in Canadaâ€™s National Capital since 1997, Antonio is the founder and owner of DiVino Wine Studio, and a gregarious and enthusiastic wine and food authority.
He is a director of the National Capital Sommelier Guild, a sommelier consultant to the Italian Trade Commission and Groovy Grapes, and a wine instructor with The Cultural Kitchen and The Urban Element cooking studios. Antonio is a teacher at Algonquin College sommelier program and also serves as a restaurant wine consultant, a wine columnist and a broadcaster. He travels extensively because of his insatiable passion for researching unknown grape varieties, small wine producers and regional cuisine.
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