Our Experts

Antonio Galloni

Antonio Galloni is a renowned wine critic, journalist, and founder of Vinous, a platform that provides reviews and information about wines from around the world. Antonio Galloni is recognized for his expertise in the field of wine, particularly Italian wines, and his reviews are highly regarded by wine enthusiasts and industry professionals.

Before founding Vinous, Antonio Galloni was a critic for Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, where he covered the wines of Italy. He has also contributed to various wine publications and is known for his comprehensive and insightful wine reviews.

Jane Anson

Jane Anson is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on the wines of Bordeaux. Jane Anson has lived in Bordeaux since 2003 and is the author of numerous books including Inside Bordeaux (called ‘the Bordeaux bible’ by Le Figaro). She has won several awards for her writing, including Louis Roederer Wine Online Communicator of the Year 2020, and Born Digital Best Editorial 2020. After spending almost 20 years as the Bordeaux correspondent for Decanter magazine, Jane has now launched her own website. She is a graduate of the DUAD tasting diploma with the Bordeaux Institute of Oenology and is an accredited wine teacher at the Bordeaux Ecole du Vin.

Sommeliers and Team

Gilles de Chambure, MS

Born in Paris, Gilles de Chambure was exposed to wine at an early age by his family who owned Grand Cru Clos des Lambrays in Burgundy. Gilles caught the attention of Robert Mondavi who convinced him to move to Napa Valley to work for Mondavi. At Mondavi, he became the world’s 100th Master Sommelier and was inducted into the order of Hospitalier de Pomerol by consulting winemaker Michel Rolland. Gilles went on to work with Bill Harlan at Meadowood and The Napa Valley Reserve as Director of Wine Education and then opened a private consulting practice serving select wine appellations and wineries throughout the world. He joined Bulgheroni as President of Alejandro Bulgheroni Estate and Ambassador for Mr. Bulgheroni’s global brands.

Anthony “Tony” Sasa

Managing Director of Tenuta Il Palagio, Sting and Trudie Styler’s estate in Tuscany, Tony Sasa fell in love with wine in the nineties after spending time working in the restaurant business in Italy.

Since 2006 he has been the owner and curator of the renowned Enoteca Pontevecchio in Florence. A scholar and expert in ancient Italian wine varieties and traditional methods of viticulture, Sasa created the Consortium of Italian Wines in 2002.

Jacques Garcia

Jacques Garcia, is one of the most celebrated architects, interior designers and landscape architects living today. He has created legendary spaces from his work on the Hotel Costes in Paris to his own personal properties of Chateau du Champs de Batailles and Villa Elena in Noto to extravagant projects across the world including Wynn in Las Vegas, La Mamounia in Marrakech and Villa Astor in Italy.

Born in 1947, he graduated from Penninghen and after a fateful meeting with Diane Desseigne, she entrusted him with the renovation of multiple projects with the Barriere Group. 

His work in 1996 at the Hotel Costes brought him international attention and this led to over 40 projects in France including for Fouquet’s, Laduree, La Reserve, the renovation of the Louvre and advisory work on Versailles. In 2002, he earned the honor of Commandeur des arts et lettres and in 2006, he became a member of France’s Legion of Honor. The Louvre Museum entrusted him in 2014 with the creation of 35 rooms devoted to French furniture of the 18th century. In parallel, Jacques Garcia worked for 10 years as an advisor to the Palace of Versailles where he oversaw the redevelopment and refurnishing of the private apartments of Louis XIV, Louis XV, Louis XVI.