Davide Merlini


Davide is Maître Sommelier of  the "Le Jardin de Russie Restaurant”.

He studied at the A.I.S. (Italian Sommelier Association), achieving Technique Service Master Diploma, Professional Sommelier Diploma and Sommelier Master Class Diploma.
In 2006 he was winner of the national award "Innovation in the Profession" promoted by AIS and Villa Sandi winery. He has been finalist in the category "Best Sommelier in His Restaurant" of the national Duemilavini Wine Oscar 2006 award. He is a member of  "The Worldwide Sommelier Association" and  he is named "Chevalieur Sabreur of the Confrérie du Sabre d’Or".
Davide is involved  in wine education; write as independent for some publications; make wine brokerage and freelance consultant. He continues to deepen his knowledge of wines and his education. He also continues to train, visiting wineries all over the world, in order to study the “terroirs” of the wines that he tastes and proposes in his profession and to appreciate and observe their productive reality.
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