Vino Italiano

Author: Joseph Bastianich
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 9780770434267
Release Date: 2012-07-11
Genre: Cooking

At one time, Italian wines conjured images of cheap Chianti in straw-wrapped bottles. More recently, expensive “Super Tuscans” have been the rage. But between these extremes lay a bounty of delicious, moderately priced wines that belong in every wine drinker’s repertoire. Vino Italiano is the only comprehensive and authoritative American guide to the wines of Italy. It surveys the country’s wine-producing regions; identifies key wine styles, producers, and vintages; and offers delicious regional recipes. Extensive reference materials—on Italy’s 300 growing zones, 361 authorized grape varieties, and 200 of the top producers— provide essential information for restaurateurs and wine merchants, as well as for wine enthusiasts. Beautifully illustrated as well as informative, Vino Italiano is the perfect invitation to the Italian wine experience.

Vino Italiano Buying Guide Revised and Updated

Author: Joseph Bastianich
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 9780770434250
Release Date: 2012-07-11
Genre: Cooking

From the Barolos of Piedmont to the Brunellos of Tuscany, Italian wines offer an unparalleled range of tempting and unique choices. But how can you be sure to find the right bottle for your taste? In this completely revised and updated edition of the ever-popular pocketsize buying guide, Italian wine experts Joseph Bastianich and David Lynch show you the way. Vino Italiano Buying Guide—Revised and Updated is a carefully and lovingly considered A-to-Z listing of the best wines that Italy has to offer. In addition to profiles of more than 1,000 winemakers—with ratings, grape descriptions, and contact information for the vineyards—you’ll find: -Concrete and helpful bottle recommendations for every entry -At-a-glance symbols for rising stars, great values, and truly exceptional wineries -Coverage of noteworthy organic and biodynamic wines -Up-to-date, detailed information on everything from wine regions to wine labels and classifications. More than just a handy reference text of Italian wine producers, Vino Italiano Buying Guide—Revised and Updated is the ultimate buying guide for Italian wine lovers.

The Finest Wines of Tuscany and Central Italy

Author: Nicolas Belfrage
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520259423
Release Date: 2009-09-14
Genre: Cooking

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.

Native Wine Grapes of Italy

Author: Ian D'Agata
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520272262
Release Date: 2014-05-16
Genre: Cooking

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.

Italian Wine For Dummies

Author: Mary Ewing-Mulligan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118069592
Release Date: 2011-04-18
Genre: Cooking

"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!

Barolo to Valpolicella

Author: Nicolas Belfrage
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
ISBN: 1840009012
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Cooking

Along with its companion volume, the highly successful Brunello to Zibibbo, this is a benchmark title on Italian wines. Nicolas Belfrage,a regular contributor toDecanter magazine, explores the mysteries of Northern Italian viniculture, focusing on dozens of wines ranging from the normale to the highest-quality single-vineyard masterpieces. Using many local and international grape varieties as signposts, he guides the reader through such magical areas as Valpolicella, South Tyrol, and Trentino as well as the hills of Bologna and the Po Valley plain, where Lambrusco wines really did once hang from trees. Enhancing his text with an extensive listing of producers, a helpful glossary of Italian terms, and even a guide to pronouncing Italian words, Belfrage has written one of the most complete and accessible guides to today's Italian wines yet to be published.

The Wine Atlas of Italy and Traveller s Guide to the Vineyards

Author: Burton Anderson
Publisher: Miller/Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 0855337931
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Cooking

This is the first book to comprehensively gazetteer every wine district in Italy, from Sicily to the Alps. Each major Italian wine zone is mapped in detail with explanations of where all the best wines come from, how they are made and by whom. The estates and vineyards of top producers are indicated as are the elements of soil and climate that determine quality. The maps are complemented by beautiful, specially-commissioned photographs which introduce the reader to the ravishing landscapes of Italy.

Barolo and Barbaresco

Author: Kerin O Keefe
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520273269
Release Date: 2014-10-17
Genre: Cooking

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.

Italian Wines 2017

Author: Gambero Rosso
Publisher: Gambero Rosso GRH
ISBN: 1890142182
Release Date: 2017-03-01
Genre: Cooking

-The most authoritative annual guide to the very best Italian wines, including 20,000 wines from 2,400 producers The awards honor ecologically aware wine producers who are working with the environment, bestowing 'Green' awards on those who create sustainable yields Italian Wines is the English-language version of Gambero Rosso's Vini d'Italia, the world's best-selling guide to Italian wine, now in its 30th edition. It is the result of a year's work by over 60 tasters, coordinated by three curators. They travel around the whole of Italy to taste 45,000 wines, only half of which make it into the guide. About 2,400 producers are selected. Each entry brings together useful information about a winery, including a description of its most important labels and price levels in Italian wine shops. Each wine is evaluated according to the Gambero Rosso bicchieri rating, with Tre Bicchieri awarded to the top labels. This guide acts as an essential reference tool for both wine professionals and passionate amateurs around the globe: it provides the instruments for finding one's way in the complex panorama of Italy's wine world.

Healthy Pasta

Author: Joseph Bastianich
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9780385352253
Release Date: 2015-04-07
Genre: Cooking

Having grown up with Lidia Bastianich as their mother, Tanya and Joe Bastianich are no strangers to great-tasting Italian cooking. Today, the siblings both have illustrious careers in the culinary world—writing cookbooks, running restaurants, hosting television shows—and yet they are still faced with the question that many of us encounter in the kitchen every day: how can we enjoy the pasta that we crave in a healthy and satisfying way? Here, the brother and sister have paired up to give us that answer in 100 recipes, each under 500 calories per serving, that are as good for you as they are delectable. This wonderfully informative, easy-to-use cookbook provides simple ways to make pasta an integral part of a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle, even if you’re gluten-free. Do not be fooled: this is not a diet book. There are no tricks and no punishing regimens—it is just a simple guide to enjoying more of the food you love in ways that are good for you. Using ingredients and cooking methods that maximize taste but minimize fat content, Joe and Tanya will teach you what different grains mean to your diet, how to pair particular grains with sauces, why better-quality pasta is healthier for you, the health benefits of cooking pasta al dente, and how to reduce fat and calories in your sauces. The recipes consist of regular, whole-grain, and gluten-free pastas, including classics like Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs and Linguine with Shrimp and Lemon, as well as new combinations like Gnocchi with Lentils, Onions, and Spinach; Bucatini with Broccoli Walnut Pesto; Summer Couscous Salad with Crunchy Vegetables; Spaghetti and Onion Frittata; and many more. All under 500 calories! This book will revolutionize the way you think about pasta. Buon appetito! From the Hardcover edition.

Adventures on the Wine Route

Author: Kermit Lynch
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9780374710477
Release Date: 2013-11-12
Genre: Cooking

When Adventures on the Wine Route was first published, Victor Hazan said, "In Kermit Lynch's small, true, delightful book there is more understanding about what wine really is than in everything else I have read." A quarter century later, this remarkable journey of wine, travel, and taste remains an essential volume for wine lovers. In 2007, Eric Asimov, in The New York Times, called it "one of the finest American books on wine," and in 2012, The Wall Street Journal pro-claimed that it "may be the best book on the wine business." In celebration of its twenty-fifth anniversary, Adventures on the Wine Route has been thoroughly redesigned and updated with an epilogue and a list of the great wine connoisseur's twenty-five most memorable bottles. In this singular tour along the French wine route, Lynch ventures forth to find the very essence of the wine world. In doing so, he never shies away from the attitudes, opinions, and beliefs that have made him one of our most respected and outspoken authorities on wine. Yet his guiding philosophy is exquisitely simple. As he writes in the introduction, "Wine is, above all, about pleasure. Those who make it ponderous make it dull . . . If you keep an open mind and take each wine on its own terms, there is a world of magic to discover." Adventures on the Wine Route is the ultimate quest for this magic via France's most distinguished vineyards and wine cellars. Lynch draws vivid portraits of vintners—from inebriated négociants to a man who oversees a vineyard that has been in his family for five hundred years—and memorably evokes the countryside at every turn. "The French," Lynch writes, "with their aristocratic heritage, their experience and tradition, approach wine from another point of view . . . and one cannot appreciate French wine with any depth of understanding without knowing how the French themselves look at their wines, by going to the source, descending into their cold, humid cellars, tasting with them, and listening to the language they employ to describe their wines." Here, Kermit Lynch assures a whole new generation of readers—as well as his loyal fans—that discussions about wine need not focus so stringently on "the pH, the oak, the body, the finish," but rather on the "gaiety" of the way "the tart fruit perfume[s] the palate and the brain."

Slow Wine Guide 2017

Author: Slow Food Editore
Publisher:
ISBN: 8884994616
Release Date: 2017-02-07
Genre:

336 cellars visited, 2,000 wines reviewed An innovative overview of the Italian wine world, which lists the country s finest bottles in terms of aroma and taste, sense of terroir, and value for the money. For the sixth consecutive year, Slow Food International offers an English-language edition of its unique guide to Italian wines whose qualities extend well beyond the palate. Drawing upon visits to more than 300 cellars, the 2000 wine reviews in Slow Wine 2017 describe not only what s in the glass, but also what s behind it: the work, aims, and passion of producers; their bond with the land; and their choice of cultivation and cellar techniques favoring the ones who implement ecologically sustainable winegrowing and winemaking practices. An essential guide for wine lovers and armchair oenophiles and better still for those who get out of that chair once in a while: over half the producers listed will offer a discount of at least 10 percent to anyone who visits them with a copy of Slow Wine 2017 in hand. "

The Food of Italy

Author: Waverley Root
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0679738967
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Cooking

Line drawings and maps supplement this study of the preparation, harvesting, and consumption of food in Italy

Brunello Di Montalcino

Author: Kerin O'Keefe
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520265646
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Cooking

"Kerin O'Keefe is undoubtedly the English-speaking world's most passionate advocate of the wines of Montalcino. Every page of her book reflects her expertise and long experience, and what's more, she's a good writer. How often have we been presented with detailed knowledge wrapped in turgid language? Not here! This is a page-turner if ever a wine book was one." --Nicolas Belfrage M.W., "The Finest Wines of Tuscany and Central Italy: A Regional and Village Guide to the Best Wines and Their Producers" "Kerin O'Keefe's book is the best thing I have read on Brunello di Montalcino--period. The research is the most thorough, and the coverage of the key aspects of the Montalcino situation--origins and history, legislation, zonal variations, producers--is the most complete and rigorous I have encountered anywhere." --Tom Maresca, contributor to "Decanter, Wine & Spirits" and "Quarterly Review of Wines"