Giorgio Tinelli, BA (Hon)
Southern Italian by nature, Canadian by choice, Giorgio Tinelli is an Italian lawyer born and raised in the Region of Puglia, where he spent his first 32 years, before moving to Canada in 2007. His life has been constantly oriented by old and new passions, which he avidly pursues both in his native and adopted countries. A true Gemini in character, Giorgio’s “double identity” adds colour to his life and career choices, thus creating a mix of apparent – yet interesting – contradictions. Winter lover, despite his Southern Italian blood. Wildlife and nature enthusiast, despite his career in the legal field. Giorgio’s history in the wine sector, is just the last piece of this scrambled personality. Until his mid-30’s, Giorgio simply didn’t drink wine! He was just not interested. A few years later, he has now become the wine specialist at the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario, an organization specialized in business relationships between Italy and Canada. Through his involvement in wine related projects and the several missions he organizes for Italian winemakers, Giorgio has progressively built a comprehensive knowledge of winemaking culture. Wine has become a true passion in his life, and as such, he decided to channel his enthusiasm into various activities, like the creation of a wine club, to engage friends and wine lovers through his professional network in Italy. Giorgio was recently awarded with the Wine and Spirit Education Trust certificate – Level II – and he is currently continuing towards the diploma.