The Italian oenologist Giacomo Tachis (1933-2016) studied at the Viticulture Institute in Alba. In 1961, he began his long career at the renowned Antinori winery in Tuscany. Here he became a legend during his lifetime as a cellar master. Tachis encouraged the use of the Cabernet Sauvignon variety in the Chianti region and is considered one of the fathers of the sSuper-Tuscans. He was instrumental in the creation of the famous wines Sassicaia and Tignanello. After working at Antinori, he was a consultant for numerous wineries throughout Italy, and in Sicily in particular he made great contributions to improving quality. In 2011 he was voted "Man of the Year" by the British wine magazine Decanter.