This guide presents a selection of 200 Italian wines, from everyday drinking wines to the stellar heights of world-class competitors, conveniently organized alphabetically within each wine region. An introductory section describes wine-growing and wine-making techniques in the country.
It can be a complex business navigating your way round the wine names, regions, wineries, winemakers and grape varieties you need to know in order to find your top-notch Italian wines. This guide presents a selection of 200 Italian wines, from everyday drinking wines to the stellar heights of world-class competitors, conveniently organized alphabetically within each wine region. In-depth profiles of each explain how the wine is made, who makes it, what it tastes like, how to serve it, what to serve it with and how to know when it is ready to drink. Also featured is an introductory section describing the techniques of wine-growing and winemaking in Italy and how these are used to influence the finished product. Armed with this insider's guide, every wine lover should be able to make informed and successful wine choices every time, and both those discovering Italian wines for the first time and committed Italian wine enthusiasts should enhance their enjoyment with the personal and viticultural detail offered.
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Burton Anderson is a highly respected and internationally recognized authority on Italian wines and a winner of the Glenfiddich, James Beard and the Andre Simon awards. He has lived in Tuscany, Italy, for more than 25 years, writing about wine, food and travel.
Best Italian Wines by Burton Anderson
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