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The definitive guide to Italy's best wines by foremost expert Ian D'Agata, the director of the International Wine Academy of Roma
The Ecco Guide to the Best Wines of Italy is a simple, user-friendly guide to the top Italian wines—packed with information on purchasing it in America, with tips for visiting wineries in Italy. In addition to a detailed glossary, vintage table, and index, D'Agata presents a series of "best of" lists:
- The 100 best red wines under $100
- The 60 best white wines under $100
- The 45 best wines at $25 or less
- The 25 best cult wines
- The 25 best wine estates and producers
- The 10 best debut wines
This is a unique book—a truly comprehensive guide to Italian wines. D'Agata, an important wine insider, lives in Rome and is on the road six months out of the year, visiting estates and cellars throughout Italy. This book represents the summation of 25 years of tastings, travels to wineries all over the world, and interviews with vintners.
This simple, user-friendly guide to the top Italian wines is packed with information on purchasing it domestically and tips for visiting wineries in Italy. The unique book includes a series of Top 10 lists.
About the Author
Ian D'Agata is the director of the International Wine Academy, which opened in Rome in 2002 as a club and meeting place for wine lovers. He has written about wine for 25 years and is the 2007 recipient of the prestigious award for "Best Young Italian Wine Journalist." He is the writer of all things Italy for Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, the author of numerous volumes on Italian wines, and a regular contributor to several magazines on the subject. Research professor of enology at the University of New Mexico, D'Agata is regularly invited all over the world to lecture on wine appreciation and to organize tastings for importers and estates.