Currículum Vitae

Atualizado em Abril de 2017

Arthur Piccolomini de Azevedo

1) Activities related to the Associação Brasileira de Sommeliers (Brazilian Association of Sommeliers)

  • President, Associação Brasileira de Sommeliers-São Paulo (ABS-SP), 2000/2002, 2006/2008 and 2015/2018;
  • Executive Director, ABS-SP 2004/2006, 2008/2012, 2012/2015;
  • Vice-President, ABS-São Paulo, 2002/2004;
  • Tasting director, ABS-SP 1998/2000;
  • Technical director and Member of the Courses and Enological Education Committee of ABS-Brasil since 2000;
  • Executive coordinator of ABS units in São Paulo State;
  • Editor of ABS-SP, with news articles, brochures and didactical texts;
  • Publisher and contributor of "O Sommelier", newsletter of ABS-SP;
  • Juror of the Sommeliers Competition of Associação Brasileira de Sommeliers in Brazil;
  • Juror of "Spanish Wine Under 30 Euros Competion", held by the Unión Española de Catadores-U.E.C- (Tasters Union of Spain), at Madrid Fusión 2008 (Madrid, Spain);
  • Guest taster of the Associação Brasileira de Enologia (Brazilian Enological Association) as a representative of ABS-SP for the Avaliações Nacionais dos Vinhos da Safra Anual (National Evaluation of "Harvest of the Year" Wines) and the Concurso de Espumantes Brasileiros (Brazilian Sparkling Wine Competition) in Bento Gonçalves (RS);
  • Participant in various technical and journalistic travels to many countries and wine regions, keeping close contact with winemakers and agronomists;
  • Juror of Catad'Or W Santiago Wine Awards 2013, in Chile;
  • Juror of Best of Vinho Verde 2014, on behalf of the Viticultural Comission of Vinho Verde Region, in City of Porto, Portugal.

2) Professional Traininig in Wine

  • Basic course, "Tradição, Conhecimento e Prática dos Vinhos" (Tradition, Knowledge and Practice of Wine - ABS-SP);
  • Advanced course, "Avançado de Reconhecimento e Degustação de Vinhos" (Identification and Tasting of Wines - ABS-SP);
  • Course, "Harmonização Eno-Gastronômica" (Food and Wine Matching - ABS-SP);
  • Course, "Champagne e Espumantes" (Champagne and Sparkling Wines -ABS-SP);
  • Course, "Vinho do Porto" (Port Wine - ABS-SP);
  • Course "Spanish Wine Educators" – Wine Academy of Spain and Wine and Spirits Trust Education;
  • Course "Ultimate Sherry Experience" – Wine Academy of Spain and Consejo Regulador de las Denominaciones de Origen de Jerez, Xérèz, Sherry y Manzanilla-Sanlúcar de Barrameda;
  • Course "Aula de Formación del Vino, del Brandy y del Vinagre de Jerez y de la Manzanilla", in Jerez de La Frontera, Spain, in April 2011.

3) Didactical activities

  • Teacher in "Basic", "Advanced", "Countries", "Champagne and Sparkling Wines", "Enogastronomy: the art of matching wine and food" , "Fortified wines" and "Summer wines" , held in ABS-SP;
  • Teacher in the Professional Sommeliers Course of ABS-SP;
  • Teacher in "Wine Business", course organized by Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) and ABS-SP (Brazilian Association of Sommeliers-São Paulo), responsible for the theme "Wines in present times";
  • Organizer and expositor of tastings held in ABS-SP;
  • Organizer and teacher of external courses promoted by ABS-SP in Brazil;
  • Formador Homologado del Vino de Jerez (Authorized Teacher of Jerez Wines by the Regulator Councils of the "Marco de Jerez");
  • Lecturer in corporate events;
  • Lecturer and coordinator of the Onco-Confraria (mantained by Oncoprod Co., SP);
  • Lecturer and coordinator of SAR Confraria, in São Paulo;
  • Guest lecturer of Encontro Internacional do Vinho (International Wine Meeting, Espírito Santo);
  • Guest lecturer of the Semana de Tecnologia de Alimentos da Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Food Technology Week of UNICAMP);
  • Guest lecturer of Vinoble 2010, in Jerez de La Frontera - Spain, talking about the perspectives for sweet and fortified wines in the Brazilian Market;
  • Guest lecturer of Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino - Italy;
  • Guest lecturer of ICEX – Spain;
  • Guest lecturer of DO Bierzo – Spain;
  • Guest lecturer of Grand Marchi of Italy;
  • Guest lecturer of Wines of Tejo, Portugal;
  • Guest lecturer of Enoteca Italiana/Italy;
  • Guest Lecturer of Conzorcio Langa In - Piemonte/Italy;
  • Guest Lecturer of ViniPortugal (Wines of Portugal) in Expovinis 2013, in São Paulo;
  • Guest Lecturer of Wines of Castilla-La Mancha, in Expovinis 2013, in São Paulo;
  • Guest Lecturer of Wines of Sicily 2013, in São Paulo;
  • Guest Lecturer of Consorzio Vino Chianti, in Expovinis 2014, 2015 and 2016, in São Paulo;
  • Guest Lecturer of Vinho Verde Road Show 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, all over Brazil;
  • Official Lecturer of New Zealand Road Show 2017, all over Brazil;
  • Guest Lecturer of Federación Española de Vinos (Spanish Wine Federation), in Expovinis 2013, 2014 and 2015.

4) Journalistic and publishing activities

  • Consultant of Artwine – Consultoria em Vinhos (Artwine - Wine Consulting);
  • Journalist specialized in wines;
  • Regular contributor of magazines and websites: TAM nas Nuvens (magazine of TAM Airlines), Showroom (Volkswagen Dealers), Revista dos Residenciais, Viagem e Turismo, Morumbi.net, Alfa magazine, Folha de Sao Paulo (Special Editions);
  • Co-owner and director of Editora Vinum Brasil (2005/2011);
  • Publishing director of Wine Style magazine, distributed in Brazil and Portugal (2005/2011);
  • Author of brochures on "Wines of the New World" for Novartis Company;
  • Author on "New World Themes" for Novonordisk Company;
  • Contributor of Brazilian edition of the "Larousse Encyclopedia of Wines" as author of sections on Chile and Brazil and technical proofreader on the South Africa section;
  • Consultant of Guia Quatro Rodas, of Editora Abril, responsible for evaluating Wine Lists of Selected Brazilian Restaurants (2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012 editions);
  • Technical consultant and redactor of Guia Abril de Vinhos, of Editora Abril;
  • Author and taster of Guia de Vinhos Chilenos 2003/2004;
  • Publisher of Artwine website (www.artwine.com.br);
  • Publisher, redactor and taster of Guia de Vinhos Brasileiros da ABS-SP;
  • Journalist specialized in wines;
  • Contributor of "The World Atlas of Wine 6th Edition 2007" – by Jancis Robinson and Hugh Johnson, providing information on brazilian wines. This book was translated for the portuguese language by the Nova Fronteira Editora.

5) Professional activities

  • Consultant for TAM Linhas Aéreas (TAM Airlines), responsible for the Wine Lists 1999/2015;
  • Consultant for many hotels and restaurants (preparation of wine lists);
  • Consultant for private cellar holders and wine stores;
  • Technical consultant for wine importers.

6) Membership in International organizations

  • Member of the Commanderie du Bontemps Médoc et Graves – Sauternes et Barsac, with the title of Commandeur d’ Honneur (Bordeaux – France);
  • Member of the Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne, with the title of Chevalier (Champagne - France);
  • Member of Confraria dos Enófilos do Alentejo, Portugal;
  • Member of Confraria dos Vinhos da Bairrada, Portugal;
  • Member of Confraria do Vinho da Madeira, Portugal;
  • Member of Confraria do Vinho do Porto, Portugal.

7) Education

  • Physician graduated from the Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo in 1975, with specialization in Pediatrics at the same university (1976 and 1977). Worked for 30 years in various medical activities from 1978 until 2008, when left the medical field to devote entirely to his work with wine and wine journalism.

8) Awards received

  • Prepared the Wine List of TAM Airlines, which received the the following awards: "Best White Wine served in First Class "(2009)," Best Red Wine served in First Class", "Airline that most improved its First Class Wine List " (2012) and "Best Red Wine served in Business Class" (2013), in the prestigious contest Cellar in the Sky sponsored by Business Traveler magazine, with more than 50 of the most important airlines competing together.
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