Synopses & Reviews
Quality, variety, character - these are the keynotes of Italian wine today, from stunning, affordable, everyday drinking wines to the stellar heights of world class competitors.
Certainly Italian wines are finally on the map in a big way - but amid the profusion of styles and grapes, tradition and experiment it can be quite hard to track down the wines you really want to try.
Burton Anderson, who has been living in Tuscany and writing about Italian wine for more than 25 years, has made, in this book, a collection of his personal favorites. Each two-page wine entry gives an in-depth profile of the wine and its producer, along with a photograph of every bottle.
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.