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Grandi Vini: An Opinionated Tour of Italy's 89 Finest Wines

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Travel through the Italian countryside with Joseph Bastianich in search of the country’s eighty-nine finest wines.

 

Joseph Bastianich is steeped in Italian wines like no one else. Not only is he the co-owner, with Mario Batali, of some of America’s premier Italian restaurants, but he also produces wine on four separate estates—three in Italy—and is responsible for bringing Eataly, the groundbreaking artisanal Italian food and wine marketplace, to New York. His thoughtfully honed list of favorite wines makes for a fascinating journey that brings Italian wines to life.

 

Grandi Vini introduces readers to the greatest wines in Italy by bringing them to the vineyards and introducing the winemakers behind the bottles. More than simply appealing to the palate, the wines on Joe’s list have made an impact on the industry.  In Central Italy, he recommends a stunning Sangiovese in Emilia Romagna, produced at San Patrignano, the largest drug rehabilitation center in Europe. The island of Sicily is typically known for bulk commercial wine; but now, in the unique terroir of Mount Etna, wine lovers can discover the perfectly fresh, dry white Pietramarina, produced by the forward-thinking Benati family. And we can’t forget the great Barolos. Bastianich selects a specific list of wines from this legendary production region—some of which come from family outfits, like Barolo Rocche dell’Annunziata Riserva of Paolo Scavino, by the son of the winery’s founder; and others that have emerged only recently, like the Barolo Cannubi Boschis made by Luciano Sandrone, a winemaker who only started producing great wine in the 1990s. 

 

Grandi Vini also includes a wine list in the back of the book that shares vinification, production, and website information for every wine. With lovely hand-illustrated maps locating the wineries in their various regions, Grandi Vini is a rich exploration of eighty-nine Italian wines that rank among the world’s best—a wonderful read for any wine enthusiast.

Book News Annotation:

Recognized as the US's foremost authority on Italian wine, Bastianich is co-owner, with master chefs Lidia Bastianich (his mother) and Mario Batali, of several of the most acclaimed Italian restaurants in the US. He also produces wine on four separate estates, including three in Italy. Organized by geographic region, his text introduces aficionados to the most unique and outstanding wines that Italy offers today, and also shares what is happening behind the scenes in Italy's dynamic and sometimes mysterious world of wine. The guide includes a wine list at the back of the book containing vinification, production, and website information for every wine. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

JOSEPH BASTIANICH is America’s foremost authority on Italian wine. The co-owner, with Mario Batali, of several of the most acclaimed Italian restaurants in the United States and the co-founder of Eataly New York, he also owns the shop Tarry Wine Merchants and is the proprietor of four wine estates. A recipient of the James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional, he lives with his wife and children in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307463036
Subtitle:
An Opinionated Tour of Italy's 89 Finest Wines
Author:
Bastianich, Joseph
Publisher:
Clarkson Potter
Subject:
Beverages - Wine & Spirits
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Wine & Spirits
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Wines of the World
Publication Date:
20101109
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
MAPS
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.53 x 5.81 x 1.01 in 0.92 lb

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