Tiziano Gaia was born in Turin, Italy, on March 31 1975. After studying in law at the University of Turin, in 2000 he began to work for the Slow Food movement in the small town of Bra, in the province of Cuneo, specializing in wine publications. More specifically, he contributed to Slow Food Editore’s two main guides in the sector, co-editing Guida al Vino Quotidiano, a guide to value-for-money everyday wine drinking, in 2006 and 2008 and the 2008 and 2009 editions of the Italian Wines guide. The Guida al Vino Quotidiano has a circulation of 30,000 copies in Italy, while Italian Wines, published jointly with Gambero Rosso Editore in Rome, boasts annual sales of 80,000 copies in Italy and as many again with its English and German editions, thus constituting a veritable point of reference for the sector. For Slow Food Editore, he has also edited Atlante delle Grandi Vigne di Langa (Atlas of the Great Langa Vineyards), Guida ai Vitigni d’Italia (Guide to Italian Grape Varieties), Itinerario Montalcino e Montepulciano (A Guide to Montalcino and Montepulciano), Guida Langhe e Roero (A Guide to Langhe and Roero), Guida agli Extravergini (Guide to Extra Virgin Olve Oils), Osterie d’Italia (Guide to Trafitional Italian Restaurants). He has contributed over 200 articles on wine, biodiversity and eco-gastronomy to Slow Food publications (Slow and Slowfood magazines, international newsletters, website) and externally (Italian daily newspapers and periodicals such as La Stampa, Specchio, La Repubblica, Famiglia Cristiana). He has also been involved in the organization of major national and international Slow Food events, including Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre, besides speaking at conferences, congresses, seminars and taste workshops organized by Slow Food and other organizations on the subjects of wine, sustainability, agriculture and environmental protection. He now works as a freelance professional in the publishing field. A scholar of history and tradition, he has also contributed to publications dedicated to oral memory and currently edits a local history magazine.