Italy is a small land; the whole country is less than three-quarters the size of
California. Despite its small size, Italy's role in the world of wine is huge: Italy
produces more wine than any other country on earth, in many years. (When Italy
isn't the ...
Author: Mary Ewing-Mulligan
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!
As geography, climate, terroir and traditions vary from North to South, so do the
distinct native grapes cultivated in a specific area – which makes for a wealth of
local wines being produced throughout Italy. Still, in a world driven by mass
Speaking of them in terms of their “nativeness” reveals not an inferiority complex,
but a justifiable pride: these grapes and wines speak of Italy to the world. In fact,
the trump card for Italian wine producers is their potential to make world-class ...
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.
This is a book for anyone interested in 'discovering' the varieties, qualities and characteristics of Italian wines, now more widely available outside Italy than ever before.
Author: Arturo Barone
Publisher: Renaissance Books
This is a book for anyone interested in 'discovering' the varieties, qualities and characteristics of Italian wines, now more widely available outside Italy than ever before. Part II provides a fascinating personal 'encounter' with many of Italy's more widely known wines and will be of interest also to the connoisseur. There is much else that informs and entertains in this volume, from discussions on the history and development of wine-making, drinking and storage, to the art of eating and drinking.
ITALY Wine has been made in Italy for three millenia , so it is hardly surprising
that the Italians are very enthusiastic about wine and vineyards . Furthermore , Italy is the only country in the world where wine is produced everywhere .
In this groundbreaking new book, Nicolas Belfrage shares his insider’s knowledge acquired as a specialist wine trader and writer.
Author: Nicolas Belfrage
Publisher: Univ of California Press
The wines of Tuscany were famous long before Leonardo da Vinci described them as “bottled sunshine,” and they are at the forefront of the remarkable renaissance of Italian wine over the past 30 years. In this groundbreaking new book, Nicolas Belfrage shares his insider’s knowledge acquired as a specialist wine trader and writer. Mindful of the region’s fascinating past, Belfrage brings its story up to date, discussing such subjects as geology and geography, grape varieties, and the latest research into Sangiovese, the variety used in the top wines of Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. He also clarifies the regulatory framework and follows the recent controversial developments in viticulture and winemaking, including the rise of the Super-Tuscans and the ongoing “Brunellogate” scandal that broke in 2008. At the heart of the book are in-depth, illustrated profiles of more than 90 of the most interesting producers, large and small, with insightful notes on the essential character of their finest wines. The author also offers a comprehensive review of vintages and selects his top 100 wines in ten different categories, while wines of special quality or value are indicated throughout.
Despite its small size , Italy ' s role in the world of wine is huge : Ir Italy produces
more wine than any other country on earth , in many years . ( When Italy isn ' t the
world ' s number one wine producer , it ' s number two , behind France . ) Italy ' s ...
Author: Mary Ewing-Mulligan
Publisher: For Dummies
Includes wine picks for every region of Italy Italian wine is so much more than Chianti! Discover wonderful wine produced throughout Italy -- from Barolo to Montepulciano to up-and-coming Super Tuscans -- in this uniquely accessible, entertaining guide. Open the book and find: Discover the types of grapes used in popular wines Great wine bargains The differences among the major whites and the major reds How to match Italian wine with foods Open the book and find: Discover the types of grapes used in popular wines Great wine bargains The differences among the major whites and the major reds How to match Italian wine with foods
Although Italy is the world's wines worth recognition . ... wine names which may
be the middle range of wines which make up because Italian wines are , in
general , not derived from the grapes , places – some of the majority of Italy's
One - fifth of the world ' s wine is produced in Italy . With less than three - fourths
the area of California , Italy grows approximately seven times as much wine as
the entire United States . The bulk of Italian wines is ordinary , like the production
RON FONTE'S IS ITALY BECOMING CO N S U M ER THE WORLD LEADER WINE REVIEW OF W I NE ? A s our cover photo this issue symbolizes , Italy is a
land of paradoxes . The land associated with the marbled masterpieces of ...
La باااا — — ITALIAN WINE QUIZ To test your expertise on Italian wines
complete the following quiz and mail it to the Italian Wine Promotion Center - One World Trade Center , Suite 2057 - New York , N . Y . 10048 . If you pass the quiz
you will ...
A Complete Guide to Contemporary Italian Wine Daniele Cernilli, Marco
Sabellico. above During the ... Regions such as Chianti Classico , Langhe and
Collio have given us wines that can stand alongside the world's finest . No other
Author: Daniele Cernilli
Publisher: Board & Bench Pub
More than 150 full-color photographs and specially designed maps complement a fascinating tour of the wine regions of Italy that examines the grape varieties, climate, geography, and winemaking traditions of diverse locales; profiles the top producers in every region; and describes their finest wines.
... wine has truly punched above its weight to deny not only Italy's more exalted
regions such as Tuscany and Piedmont the top honours , but also wines made
anywhere in the world from Italian varieties - underlining just what an
The penetration of fine Italian wines onto wine lists in three - star restaurants
across the country , even French ... more The Home of Indigenous Wines Wine
critics lately lament the trend toward standardization of wine style around the world .
WORLD WINE PRODUCTION * 1990 WORLD WINE PRODUCTION
Mediterranean Countries Approximate 9 liter cases ... [ right ] WINE IN THE
MEDITERRANEAN WORLD Italy For the past twenty - plus centuries , wine has
been inextricably ...
ICONS OF ITALIAN WINE Cin - Cin ! Fifteen groundbreaking wines that every
lover of Old World classics should try . BY MONICA LARNER Italy is a formidable
force in the modern world a producer of quality wine - bottles that compete with of
For fans of Italian wine, few names command the level of respect accorded to Brunello di Montalcino.
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.
The Etruscans, the ancient people of the Italian Peninsula, introduced
sophisticated irrigation techniques into the Po Valley. Later, the Romans became
skilled in the growing of fine fruits, especially wine grapes. In present-day Italy,
Author: World Book, Inc
Publisher: Chicago ; Toronto : World Book
An encyclopedia designed especially to meet the information needs of elementary, and junior high school students on individual nations and other political and geographic units.
The World of Wine FRANCE PORTUGAL ITALY WORLD WINE CONSUMPTION
in litres per head of population * Figures reflecting consumption in the revised
political boundaries within these former states have yet to be collated KEY 1975 ...
Author: Hugh Johnson
Concentrating on wine-producing regions of the world, this atlas emphasizes the relationship between geography and its effects on a wine's character and notes important geographic features of famous vineyards