jfm-pic Joel Mack is a freelance journalist and consultant focusing on the wines of Italy.

He has studied Italy’s wines, wine regions and native wine grapes at Vinitaly International Academy in Verona, Italy, earning certification as Italian Wine Ambassador.

As a wine writer, Joel is a regular contributor to USA’s oldest Italian-American newspaper L’Italo-Americano. His articles publish in English and Italian, in both print & digital formats. He also contributes articles and stories featuring Italian wine as protagonist to other online and print publications and is a well-cited journalist.

Joel uses vintrospective.com to share the bottles, people and places that contribute to Italy’s wine story.

Joel’s international & trade experience includes working for a celebrated importer/distributor of Italian wines, professional wine sales, advising restaurants, wine buyers and private clients on Italian wine selections, training wine and food professionals on Italy’s wines, wine regions and food pairings.

A popular wine educator, Joel conducts wine seminars for private and corporate clients and is an instructor for college study course Wine Tour of Italy as well as a guest instructor for wine school Italian wine series.

He is a regular attendee at Italian wine events such as Vinitaly, Benvenuto Brunello, Tre Bicchiere, VINO, Italian Masters, Simply Italian, Slow Wine, and has often been selected to attend press trips to Italy’s wine regions.

Joel carried out his higher education at a college of music and continues to extend an artistic viewpoint balanced with factual information in communicating about Italian wine.

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