With more than 20 years of experience in the world of Italian and non-Italian fine wine, Sergio Esposito is recognized by industry insiders as the premier Italian wine consultant in the world. Mr. Esposito spends three months of the year in Italy, where he meets with producers, tastes new vintages, and brokers the sale of wines. He travels around the United States monthly, giving lectures and presenting tastings. He is also the author of Passion on the Vine: A Memoir of Food, Wine, and Family in the Heart of Italy. A native of Napoli, Esposito grew up in New York. He has worked as a wine consultant in Manhattan since the late 1980s, and lives in Manhattan with his wife and their two children.