The daughter of a château owner. A sommelier. A golfer. The son of a photographer…There’s a lot of young talent in the wine business, coming from different directions. These 30 are rising to the top.
We canvassed our colleagues in the world of wine to find the most creative and accomplished young talent in wine today. All of them are 30 years old or younger; some of them make wine, while others sell it. All of them are names to know: This is the next generation in wine.
He was working as a sommelier at Babbo and finishing his degree when August Cardona, a friend from Italian Wine Merchants, called. He convinced Campanale to look at an empty commercial space in the West Village. Jumping at the opportunity, Campanale, Cardona, chef Gabe Thompson and their investors turned the space into dell’anima. Three years later, Campanale is the beverage director of a small West Village wine empire comprising dell’anima, L’Artusi and Amphora wine bar. Outside the restaurants, he contributes to Serious Eats, Beverage Media and Inked Magazine, and he previously served as editor of Debonair Magazine. He is also a Master of Wine candidate.