Author: Kerin O’Keefe
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 2014-10-17
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.
Breathtaking landscapes filled with castles and churches, picturesque hilltop villages and, best of all, vineyards. This is the Langhe, an area in the Piedmont region of northern Italy that produces some of the world's greatest wines. A "Wine Atlas of the Langhe is a beautiful and highly informative book, produced by the international Slow Food movement, headquartered in Piedmont. For over ten years Slow Food researched the vineyards, the wines, and the history of this fascinating part of the world, including the men and women who have made the wines of the Langhe famous. The book explores the unique features of topography, soils, and climate that have enabled Barolo and Barbaresco to become recognized as two of the world's most exclusive and highly prized wines. Spectacular aerial photography shows the beauty of the 15 municipalities profiled in the book. "Eyewitness Reports" sprinkled throughout the book give readers a privileged insight into the rural culture and social life of the Langhe, through the words of the area's oldest residents. Chapters on The Greats of Barolo and Barbaresco detail the lives of pioneer winemakers, including growers, scholars, oenologists, cellarmen, and aristocratic entrepreneurs. More wine is currently imported to the U.S. from Italy than from any other country. Lovers of Italy or its classic wines will treasure this beautiful book. Travelers to Piedmont will find many recommendations for the best vineyards to visit, as well as the best places to stay and eat while in the region.
Author: Benjamin Lewin
Release Date: 2018-01-04
The Intelligent Guides to Wines and Top Vineyards focus on classic wine-producing regions. This guide discusses the wines of Barolo and Barbaresco. The guide emphasizes the great Nebbiolos, but also discusses other wines made in the region.The guide is divided into two parts. The first part describes the region and the types of wines it produces, and the second part has detailed profiles of the leading estates and mini-profiles of many estates. The guide is illustrated with photographs of each area, topological maps to show the terrain, road maps to identify the locations of estates, and information on recent vintages.Description of each area includes its geography, the grape varieties that are grown, how these relate to the styles of wines that are produced, wines from entry level to icons, currents trends and how styles are evolving.Profiles range from producers who may dominate an appellation to small estates that define the cutting edge. The profiles identify the best of tradition and innovation in the region. Each estate profile describes the producer's aims for his wines, and the personality and philosophy behind them. References wines are suggested for each producer, together with essential information for planning a visit. This Guide is the indispensable means for understanding Barolo and Barbaresco, tasting their wines, and finding the top producers. It is regularly updated to have the latest information.This Guide is the indispensable means for understanding Barolo and Barbaresco, tasting their wines, and finding the top producers. It is regularly updated to have the latest information.
The Intelligent Guides to Wines and Top Vineyards focus on classic wine-producing regions. This guide discusses the wines of Barolo and Barbaresco. The first part describes the region and the types of wines it produces, how they reflect the area and the grape varieties that are grown, what is traditional and what is modern, and how styles are evolving. The guide emphasizes the great Nebbiolos, but also discusses other wines made in the region. The guide is illustrated with photographs of each area, topological maps to show the terrain, road maps to identify the locations of estates, and information on recent vintages.The second part has detailed profiles of the leading producers. Each profile describes the producer's aims for his wines, and the personality and philosophy behind them. References wines are suggested for each producer. Maps show the locations of the estates to help plan itineraries for visits.This Guide is the indispensable means for understanding the wines of Piedmont, and identifying the top producers. It is regularly updated to have the latest information.
Author: Ed McCarthy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2009-08-11
An all-inclusive, easy-to-use primer to all things wine Want to learn about wine, but don't know where to start? Wine All-In-One For Dummies provides comprehensive information about the basics of wine in one easy-to-understand volume. Combining the bestselling Wine For Dummies with our regional and specific wine titles, this book gives you the guidance you need to understand, purchase, drink and enjoy wine. You'll start at the beginning as you discover how wine is made. From there you'll explore grape varieties and vineyards, read labels and wine lists, and discover all the nuances of tasting wine. You'll see how to successfully store wine and serve it to your guests-and even build up an impressive collection of wine. Plus, you'll find suggestions for perfect food pairings and complete coverage on wines from around the world. Features wine tasting, serving, storing, collecting, and buying tips, all in a single authoritative volume Includes information on California wines, as well as other domestic and foreign locations including the US, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Greece, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, and Argentina. Helps you choose the best vintage for your needs Also covers champagne, sherry, and port wine Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan are the authors of seven Dummies books on wine including the bestselling Wine For Dummies, 4th Edition, other contributing authors are recognized wine experts and journalists in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada Whether you're a wine novice or a budding sommelier, Wine All-In-One For Dummies is the one guide you need on your shelf to make your wine experience complete.
Author: Andrea Robinson
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Release Date: 2010-11-03
The updated edition of the classic introduction to wine for everyone, by Master Sommelier Andea Immer Robinson. Great Wine Made Simple established Andrea Immer Robinson as America’s favorite wine writer. Avoiding the traditional and confusingly vague wine language of “bouquet” and “nose,” it instead discussed wine in commonsense terms. Now, thoroughly revised, this edition lives up to its title by making selecting and enjoying wine truly straightforward. You will never again have to fear pricey bottles that don’t deliver, snobby wine waiters, foreign terminology, or encyclopedic restaurant wine lists. You’ll be able to buy or order wine with confidence—and get just the wine you want—by learning the “Big Six” basic styles (which comprise 80 percent of today’s top-selling wines), how they taste, how to read any wine label, and how to pick a wine off a restaurant menu. Ten new flavor maps show what to expect from climates around the world. A refreshing blend of in-depth knowledge and accessibility, Great Wine Made Simple is a welcome resource for those who are intrigued by wine but don’t know where to start and makes it easy to master the ins and outs of choosing a wine that you and your guests will love—on any budget.
Finalmente in versione android la classificazione dei cru di Barolo e Barbaresco che tanto ha fatto discutere gli addetti ai lavori e non solo. Una classificazione non ufficiale ma meticolosa frutto di più di venti anni di assaggi, di colloqui, di ricerche e di sopralluoghi diretti nei vigneti. Il libro comprende 12 carte semplificate a colori (8 per Barolo e 4 per Barbaresco) che permettono di localizzare ogni singolo cru all'interno dei vari comuni e di coglierne a colpo d'occhio il valore.
Author: Julia Harding
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2015-09
Published in 1994 to worldwide acclaim, the first edition of Jancis Robinson's seminal volume immediately attained legendary status, winning every major wine book award including the Glenfiddich and Julia Child/IACP awards, as well as writer and woman of the year accolades for its editor on both sides of the Atlantic. Combining meticulously-researched fact with refreshing opinion and wit, The Oxford Companion to Wine presents almost 4,000 entries on every wine-related topic imaginable, from regions and grape varieties to the owners, connoisseurs, growers, and tasters in wine through the ages; from viticulture and oenology to the history of wine, from its origins to the present day. The 187 esteemed contributors (including over 50 new to this edition) range from internationally renowned academics to some of the most famous wine writers and wine specialists in the world. Now exhaustively updated, this fourth edition incorporates the very latest international research to present over 350 new entries on topics ranging from additives and wine apps to WSET and Zelen. Over 60 per cent of all entries have been revised; and useful lists and statistics are appended, including a unique list of the world's controlled appellations and their permitted grape varieties, as well as vineyard area, wine production and consumption by country. Illustrated with almost 30 updated maps of every important wine region in the world, many useful charts and diagrams, and 16 stunning colour photographs, this Companion is unlike any other wine book, offering an understanding of wine in all of its wider contexts--notably historical, cultural, and scientific--and serving as a truly companionable point of reference into which any wine-lover can dip and browse. New to this editionComprehensively revised and updated throughout Over 350 brand-new entries Significant new updates on hundreds of topics such as China, screwcaps, and the origins of viniculture Impressive global coverage of wine regions, including new entries on Alaska, Lesotho, Norway, and Tahiti Includes brand-new colour photographs and black and white line drawings Maps of wine regions have been updated
Wer auf Weinreisen unterwegs ist, kann auf Tipps und Informationen nicht verzichten. Die neue Reihe "Unterwegs zu Wein und Kultur", herausgegeben von Slow Food bei Hallwag, ist der ideale Reisebegleiter für Weinliebhaber und Genießer. Der Band "Piemont: Barolo und Barbaresco" führt auf vier Routen, illustriert durch umfangreiches Kartenmaterial, durch das Anbaugebiet. Adressen zu Restaurants, Osterien, Weingütern, Enotechen, Museen und Sehenswürdigkeiten versprechen kulinarische und kulturelle Genüsse.
Author: Robert M. Parker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2008-10-07
Featuring a fresh layout, revised maps, and more detail than ever before, the eagerly anticipated seventh edition of Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide offers collectors and amateurs alike the ultimate resource to the world's best wines. In every way, this edition bears out Parker's stated goal: "To make you a more formidable, more confident wine buyer by providing you with sufficient insider's information to permit the wisest possible choice when you make a wine-buying decision." Understanding that buyers on every level appreciate a good deal, Parker separates overvalued bottles from undervalued, with wine prices instantly shifting according to his evaluations. Indifferent to the wine's pedigree, Parker's eminent 100-point rating system allows for independent, consumer-oriented, inside information. The latest edition of Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide includes expanded information on Spain, Portugal, Germany, Australia, Argentina, and Chile, as well as new sections on Israel and Central Europe. As in his previous editions, Parker provides the reassurance of a simple number rating, predictions for future buying potential, and practical overviews of regions and grapes. Altogether, an indispensable resource from the man the Los Angeles Times calls "the most powerful critic of any kind."
Author: Matthew Frank
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Release Date: 2010-04-01
At once an intimate travelogue and a memoir of a culinary education, the book details the adventures of a not-so-innocent abroad in Barolo, a region known for its food and wine (also called Barolo). Upon arrival, Frank began picking wine grapes for famed vintner Luciano Sandrone. He tells how, between lessons in the art of the grape harvest, he discovered, explored, and savored the gustatory riches of Piemontese Italy. Along the way we meet the region's families and the many eccentric vintners, butchers, bakers, and restaurateurs who call Barolo home. Rich with details of real Italian small-town life, local foodstuffs, strange markets, and a circuslike atmosphere, Frank's story also offers a wealth of historical and culinary information, moments of flamboyance, and musings on foreign travel (and its many alien seductions), all filtered through food and wine.
Molto spesso il vino corrisponde alla faccia di chi lo produce: una faccia felice è il miglior biglietto da visita di un buon vino. È l'idea di fondo da cui nasce questo ebook coinvolgente che è insieme reportage fotografico, indagine sociologica e guida a un territorio vinicolo famoso, a cavallo tra le Langhe e il Monferrato. Armando Rotoletti, fotografo ritrattista che collabora con i più importanti magazine nazionali, racconta per la prima volta il contesto sociale e familiare da cui nasce il Barbaresco attraverso le fotografie e le parole dei viticultori. Un progetto di ricerca, il primo di una serie dedicata ai distretti più interessanti dell'enogastromia italiana, che ci porta per mano a conoscere un microcosmo di soli 700 abitanti dove tradizione e quotidianità si intrecciano continuamente. Persone soddisfatte e dal volto sorridente, colline ricoperte di filari e un succedersi di storie che narrano una passione antica compongono un ritratto collettivo di un popolo che oltre a saper fare uno dei vini migliori del mondo riesce a mantenere il territorio in uno stato di perenne bellezza. L'emozionante galleria di personaggi ripresi da Rotoletti, a cui fa da sfondo un paesaggio meraviglioso costellato di tetti a coppi, chiesette e "architetture vinifere", si completa con una serie di testi e video in cui i singoli produttori di vino raccontano i sogni, le attese e le passioni che sono il motore stesso delle loro vite. In un'epoca che vede ovunque un consumo forsennato di territorio e un appiattimento progressivo delle identità locali, il racconto per immagini di Rotoletti assume così un valore di salvaguardia. Un modo di fissare per sempre nella memoria le radici di un territorio che ha trovato un equilibrio invidiabile tra passato e modernità.