Author: Gambero Rosso
Publisher: Gambero Rosso
More than seventy tasters have travelled around Italy to source the very best wines. The tastings - all blind - took place in consortiums and local chambers of commerce and were supported by experts in the field, sommeliers and trade buyers. The guide is completely accessible, organized in a simple, clear and functional way. Sections are arranged by individual winery - name, address, number of hectares of vineyard, method of cultivation (conventional, organic, biodynamic or natural). Entries are descriptive, of history and geographical region; evaluating the wines by the celebrated method of Bicchieri, or glasses, ranging from one, to a maximum of Tre Bicchieri. The guide also pays special attention to wineries that are eco-sensitive, awarding Tre Bicchieri Verdi to bottles that come from those with a particular regard for the environment.
Author: Gambero Rosso
Publisher: Gambero Rosso GRH
An authoritative guide to the best in Italian wines. More than seventy tasters have travelled around to source the very best wines. The tastings - all blind - took place in consortiums and local chambers of commerce and were supported by experts in the field, sommeliers and trade buyers. The guide also pays special attention to wineries that are eco-sensitive.
Author: Ian D'Agata
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Mountainous terrain, volcanic soils, innumerable microclimates, and an ancient culture of winemaking influenced by Greeks, Phoenicians, and Romans make Italy the most diverse country in the world of wine. This diversity is reflected in the fact that Italy grows the largest number of native wine grapes known, amounting to more than a quarter of the world’s commercial wine grape types. Ian D’Agata spent thirteen years interviewing producers, walking vineyards, studying available research, and tasting wines to create this authoritative guide to Italy’s native grapes and their wines. Writing with great enthusiasm and deep knowledge, D’Agata discusses more than five hundred different native Italian grape varieties, from Aglianico to Zibibbo. D’Agata provides details about how wine grapes are identified and classified, what clones are available, which soils are ideal, and what genetic evidence tells us about a variety’s parentage. He gives historical and anecdotal accounts of each grape variety and describes the characteristics of wines made from the grape. A regional list of varieties and a list of the best producers provide additional guidance. Comprehensive, thoroughly researched, and engaging, this book is the perfect companion for anyone who wants to know more about the vast enological treasures cultivated in Italy.
The King and Queen of Italian Wine
Author: Kerin O Keefe
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Following on the success of her books on Brunello di Montalcino, renowned author and wine critic Kerin O’Keefe takes readers on a historic and in-depth journey to discover Barolo and Barbaresco, two of Italy’s most fascinating and storied wines. In this groundbreaking new book, O’Keefe gives a comprehensive overview of the stunning side-by-side growing areas of these two world-class wines that are separated only by the city of Alba and profiles a number of the fiercely individualistic winemakers who create structured yet elegant and complex wines of remarkable depth from Italy’s most noble grape, Nebbiolo. A masterful narrator of the aristocratic origins of winemaking in this region, O’Keefe gives readers a clear picture of why Barolo is called both the King of Wines and the Wine of Kings. Profiles of key Barolo and Barbaresco villages include fascinating stories of the families, wine producers, and idiosyncratic personalities that have shaped the area and its wines and helped ignite the Quality Wine Revolution that eventually swept through all of Italy. The book also considers practical factors impacting winemaking in this region, including climate change, destructive use of harsh chemicals in the vineyards versus the gentler treatments used for centuries, the various schools of thought regarding vinification and aging, and expansion and zoning of vineyard areas. Readers will also appreciate a helpful vintage guide to Barolo and Barbaresco and a glossary of useful Italian wine terms.
Exploring Wine One Country at a Time
Author: Mike Veseth
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Inspired by Jules Verne’s classic adventure tale, celebrated editor-in-chief of The Wine Economist Mike Veseth takes his readers Around the World in Eighty Wines. The journey starts in London, Phileas Fogg’s home base, and follows Fogg’s itinerary to France and Italy before veering off in search of compelling wine stories in Syria, Georgia, and Lebanon. Every glass of wine tells a story, and so each of the eighty wines must tell an important tale. We head back across Northern Africa to Algeria, once the world’s leading wine exporter, before hopping across the sea to Spain and Portugal. We follow Portuguese trade routes to Madeira and then South Africa with a short detour to taste Kenya’s most famous Pinot Noir. Kenya? Pinot Noir? Really! The route loops around, visiting Bali, Thailand, and India before heading north to China to visit Shangri-La. Shangri-La? Does that even exist? It does, and there is wine there. Then it is off to Australia, with a detour in Tasmania, which is so cool that it is hot. The stars of the Southern Cross (and the title of a familiar song) guide us to New Zealand, Chile, and Argentina. We ride a wine train in California and rendezvous with Planet Riesling in Seattle before getting into fast cars for a race across North America, collecting more wine as we go. Pause for lunch in Virginia to honor Thomas Jefferson, then it’s time to jet back to London to tally our wines and see what we have learned. Why these particular places? What are the eighty wines and what do they reveal? And what is the surprise plot twist that guarantees a happy ending for every wine lover? Come with us on a journey of discovery that will inspire, inform, and entertain anyone who loves travel, adventure, or wine.
Author: Mary Ewing-Mulligan,Ed McCarthy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
"A must-have book for anyone who is serious about Italian wines." —Lidia Bastianich, host of PBS?s Lidia's Italian Table "I have yet to encounter more knowledgeable guides to...Italian wine." —Piero Antinori, President, Antinori Wines "Bravo to Ed and Mary! This book shows their love for Italy, the Italian producers, and the great marriage of local foods with local wines. Here is a great book that presents the information without intimidation." —Piero Selvaggio, VALENTINO Restaurant Right now, Italy is the most exciting wine country on earth. The quality of Italian wines has never been higher and the range of wines has never been broader. Even better, the types of Italian wines available outside of Italy have never been greater. But with all these new Italian wines and wine zones not to mention all the obscure grape varieties, complicate blends, strange names and restrictive wine laws. Italian wines are also about he most challenging of all to master. The time has come for comprehensive, up-to-date guides to Italian wines. Authored by certified wine educators and authors Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan, Italian Wine For Dummies introduces you to the delectable world of fine Italian wine. It shows you how to: Translate wine labels Identify great wine bargains Develop your own wine tastes Match Italian wines with foods Here's everything you need to know to enjoy the best Tuscans, Sicilians, Abruzzese and other delicious Italian wines. This lighthearted and informative guide explores: The styles of wine made in Italy and the major grape varieties used to make them How the Italian name their wines, the complicated laws governing how names are given and the meanings of common label terminology Italy's important wine regions including a region-by-region survey of the best vineyards and their products A guide to pronouncing Italian wine terms and names and how to order Italian wines in restaurants For Italians, wine (vino) is food (alimentari) and food is love (amore). And you can never have enough love in your life. So, order a copy of Italian Wine For Dummies, today and get ready to share the love!
Author: Fodor's Travel Guides
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Fodor's Italy 2015 is the essential take-along companion. With inviting full-color photos, this updated edition highlights everything that visitors adore--from Italy's great food and wine to art and architecture, as well as glorious Tuscan hill towns, shopping, and much, much more. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · A great itinerary to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path · Coverage of Rome and environs, Northern Italy, Central Italy, and Southern Italy Planning to focus on Rome? Check out Fodor's travel guides to Rome.
7500 Wines, 4000 Producers, Vintage Charts, Wine and Food
Author: Oz Clarke
Publisher: Pavilion Books
More than 1600 entries organised in an easy to use A-Z format and featuring over 4000 of the world's top producers and 7000 wines Packed with Oz's encyclopaedic knowledge and always honest opinion You can't hold all the wine information you need in your head, but with this handy guide you can be sure it is available whenever you want it. Indispensable as ever, Oz Clarke's now classic Pocket Wine Book is meticulously updated each year. This is the 23rd edition and the book has more information, more recommendations, more facts, passion and opinion than any other comparable guide to wine. Organised in an easy-to-use A-Z format, the entries cover wines, producers, grapes and wine regions from all over the world. Indispensable as ever and now with a new look for 2015, Oz Clarke's now classic Pocket Wine Book is in its 23rd edition and is meticulously updated each year. Britain's best- loved wine writer brings you more information, more recommendations, more facts, passion and opinion than in any other comparable guide to wine. Organised in an easy-to-use A-Z format, the entries cover wines, producers, grapes and wine regions from all over the world. For optimum browsing, the guide includes a handy country by country index as well as a full producer index to help you find over 4000 of the world's top wine producers and their wines. Detailed vintage charts, with information on which of the world's top wines are ready for drinking in 2015, can be found on the inside front and back covers.
Author: Bob Lipinski,Gary Grunner
This book contains more than 130 cheeses in simple, concise terms that describe them, along with wines and fruits they pair with. It is a "ready-reference guide," which can be used repeatedly without ever becoming outdated. Both the novice and expert alike will literally find hundreds of wine and cheese pairings. Included are cheese & fruit pairings, glossary of terms, regions of origin, and phonetic pronunciations of both cheese and wine. This book can easily be carried into your favorite cheese or wine shop as an index for pairings. Unfortunately, in today's world, a person who enjoys a certain cheese (e.g. a "Fontina" from Italy) often has difficulty in finding a suitable wine to serve with it. At the opposite end of the spectrum, a person with a fine bottle of "Sangiovese" from Italy looks for the perfect matching cheese, many times without success. Oftentimes, one finds that when certain wines and cheeses are matched together they taste terrible. This book eliminates "mis-matching" by carefully selecting the wines and cheeses that do enhance each other.
Author: Ian Tattersall,Rob DeSalle
Publisher: Yale University Press
An excellent bottle of wine can be the spark that inspires a brainstorming session. Such was the case for Ian Tattersall and Rob DeSalle, scientists who frequently collaborate on book and museum exhibition projects. When the conversation turned to wine one evening, it almost inevitably led the two—one a palaeoanthropologist, the other a molecular biologist—to begin exploring the many intersections between science and wine. This book presents their fascinating, freewheeling answers to the question “What can science tell us about wine?” And vice versa. Conversational and accessible to everyone, this colorfully illustrated book embraces almost every imaginable area of the sciences, from microbiology and ecology (for an understanding of what creates this complex beverage) to physiology and neurobiology (for insight into the effects of wine on the mind and body). The authors draw on physics, chemistry, biochemistry, evolution, and climatology, and they expand the discussion to include insights from anthropology, primatology, entomology, Neolithic archaeology, and even classical history. The resulting volume is indispensible for anyone who wishes to appreciate wine to its fullest.
Manufacturing, Food & Wine, Tourism
Author: Marco Fortis
Category: Business & Economics
This book offers a detailed analysis of the key sectors in the Italian economy, with the focus especially on areas in which the economy excels, such as the automatic packaging machinery sector, pharmaceutical production, the food and wine industry, and tourism. The book explains how, contrary to widespread opinion, Italy is one of the world’s most competitive countries in foreign trade, as confirmed by a new index compiled by Fondazione Edison that highlights its strengths and top traded products. The main characteristics of the Italian productive system, which is primarily composed of SMEs, are documented, and a map illustrating the importance of the various industrial districts is proposed, identifying their sectors of specialization, historical roots, and development. The principal steps in Italy’s industrialization over the past 150 years are then outlined, in particular for the manufacturing system – the main driver of Italian exports. In-depth analyses of the mechanical industry and the machinery sector follow. In combining meticulous analysis of statistical data with a historical perspective, this book will appeal to all with an interest in the Italian economy.
The Essential Guide to Wine
Author: Madeline Puckette,Justin Hammack
Publisher: Avery Publishing Group
A hip, new guide to wine for the new generation of wine drinkers, from the sommelier creators of the award-wining site WineFolly.com Red or white? Cabernet or merlot? Light or bold? What to pair with food? Drinking great wine isn't hard, but finding great wine does require a deeper understanding of the fundamentals. Wine Folly: The Visual Guide to Wine will help you make sense of it all in a unique infographic wine book. Put together by the creators of Wine Folly, a certified sommelier and a designer who have become renowned in the wine world for simplifying complex wine topics, this book combines sleek, modern information design with data visualization. Get pragmatic answers to your wine questions and learn pro tips on tasting, how to spot great quality, and how to find wines you'll love.Wine Folly: The Visual Guide to Wine includes: • Detailed taste profiles of popular and under-the-radar wines. • A guide to pairing food and wine. • A wine-region section with detailed maps. • Practical tips and tricks for serving wine. • Methods for tasting wine and identifying flavors. Packed with information and encouragement, Wine Folly: The Visual Guide to Wine will empower your decision-making with practical knowledge and give you confidence at the table.
Author: Mauro Morellini
Publisher: HOEPLI EDITORE
A quick insider guide to one of the world's greatest cities Here you will find all the not to miss sights along with some hidden gems and city secrets as well as practical information for getting around Milan. Go where the locals go: sights and establishments to see and experience. An Expo Milano 2015 guide with highlights of the most interesting places. The best way to experience the Expo and Milan! Una guida rapida a una delle città più dinamiche del mondo, nei mesi della manifestazione più importante del 2015. Tutti i suggerimenti per conoscere la città da insider: le visite da non perdere, ma anche le bellezze nascoste e i piccoli segreti, con tanti consigli utili per destreggiarsi in città. I locali e i quartieri frequentati dai milanesi, dall'aperitivo a notte fonda. Una guida ai luoghi dell'EXPO 2015, per puntare subito alle attrazioni più notevoli. Un calendario di tutti gli eventi, fuori e dentro Expo.
Author: Gary Grunner,Bob Lipinski
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
A simple to use book for lovers of Italian wine and food (regional foods, cheese, meats, olive oil). All the important Italian grapes and wines are covered including background, and sensory evaluation. Each region is covered (DOCG, DOC, and IGT laws, square miles, population, soccer teams, total production), along with all 74 DOCG and most of the DOC wines. Recommended producers, along with a glossary and phonetic pronunciations of all terms, wines, grapes, and so forth. A great book for anyone traveling to Italy.
Author: Sheldon Wasserman,Pauline Wasserman
Publisher: New York : Macmillan Publishing Company ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International
Describes each of the Italian wines made from the four red grape varieties, and recounts the history of each wine making region
Understanding and Appreciating One of Italy’s Greatest Wines
Author: Kerin O’Keefe
Publisher: Univ of California Press
For fans of Italian wine, few names command the level of respect accorded to Brunello di Montalcino. Expert wine writer Kerin O’Keefe has a deep personal knowledge of Tuscany and its extraordinary wine, and her account is both thoroughly researched and readable. Organized as a guided tour through Montalcino’s geography, this essential reference also makes sense of Brunello’s complicated history, from its rapid rise to the negative and positive effects of the 2008 grape-blending scandal dubbed "Brunellogate." O’Keefe also provides in-depth profiles of nearly sixty leading producers of Brunello.
Author: Hugh Johnson
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book is the essential reference book for everyone who buys wine - in shops, restaurants, or on the internet. Now in its 42nd year of publication, it has no rival as the comprehensive, up-to-the-minute annual guide. Hugh Johnson provides clear succinct facts and commentary on the wines, growers and wine regions of the whole world. He reveals which vintages to buy, which to drink and which to cellar, which growers to look for and why. Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book gives clear information on grape varieties, local specialities and how to match food with wines that will bring out the best in both. This new edition also contains a special supplement on Organic, Natural and Biodynamic wines.
Sustainable Viticulture and Viniculture
Author: Britt Karlsson,Per Karlsson
An award-winning and invaluable introduction to sustainable winemaking for all wine growers.
From Bacchus to Bordeaux and Beyond
Author: Oz Clarke
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Winemaking is as old as civilization itself and wine has always been more than just a drink. For thousands of years, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to its current status as a vast global industry, the history of wine has been directly related to major social, cultural, religious and economic changes. This fascinating and entertaining book takes a look at 100 bottles that mark a significant change in the evolution of wine and winemaking and captures the innovations and discoveries that have had the biggest impact on the history of 'bottled poetry'.