Native Wine Grapes of Italy

Native Wine Grapes of Italy Author Ian D'Agata
ISBN-10 9780520957053
Release 2014-05-16
Pages 640
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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.

The Ecco Guide to the Best Wines of Italy

The Ecco Guide to the Best Wines of Italy Author Ian D'Agata
ISBN-10 9780061980282
Release 2009-10-06
Pages 400
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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.

The Wine Spectator

The Wine Spectator Author
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924054677376
Release 1990
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The Wine Spectator has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Wine Spectator also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Wine Spectator book for free.

Michelin Green Guide Wine Trails of Italy

Michelin Green Guide Wine Trails of Italy Author Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
ISBN-10 9782067193123
Release 2013-02-01
Pages 432
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Take a fascinating thematic journey of Italy with the brand-new Michelin Green Guide Wine Trails of Italy. Explore Italy’s regional vineyards and wineries. Learn all about Italian wine: making it, tasting it, serving it. And visit the scenic towns and villages along the way. Suggested Michelin Driving Tours for wine routes include special points of interest. Through its star-rating system, well-researched places to stay and eat, colorful maps and suggested activities, the Green Guide helps you discover the best of Italy and its wines

Van Nostrand s Scientific Encyclopedia

Van Nostrand s Scientific Encyclopedia Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39076001493886
Release 1995
Pages 3455
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Provides terms, definitions, and explanations in earth and space sciences, life sciences, energy and environmental sciences, materials sciences, physics and chemistry, and mathematics and information sciences.

Oz Clarke s Pocket Wine Guide 2010

Oz Clarke s Pocket Wine Guide 2010 Author Oz Clarke
ISBN-10 140277124X
Release 2009
Pages 352
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An updated edition of the classic wine resource includes facts, figures, recommendations and opinions on a variety of wines from 4,000 or the world's top producers, in a book that also features illustrations of maps, labels and bottles; a country-by country index; and an index by producer.

The Wines of Italy

The Wines of Italy Author David Gleave
ISBN-10 0861013727
Release 1989-01
Pages 160
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The Wines of Italy has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Wines of Italy also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Wines of Italy book for free.

Soft Soil Black Grapes

Soft Soil  Black Grapes Author Simone Cinotto
ISBN-10 9780814717387
Release 2012-11-12
Pages 267
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Winner of the 2013 New York Book Show Award in Scholarly/Professional Book Design From Ernest and Julio Gallo to Francis Ford Coppola, Italians have shaped the history of California wine. More than any other group, Italian immigrants and their families have made California viticulture one of America’s most distinctive and vibrant achievements, from boutique vineyards in the Sonoma hills to the massive industrial wineries of the Central Valley. But how did a small group of nineteenth-century immigrants plant the roots that flourished into a world-class industry? Was there something particularly “Italian” in their success? In this fresh, fascinating account of the ethnic origins of California wine, Simone Cinotto rewrites a century-old triumphalist story. He demonstrates that these Italian visionaries were not skilled winemakers transplanting an immemorial agricultural tradition, even if California did resemble the rolling Italian countryside of their native Piedmont. Instead, Cinotto argues that it was the wine-makers’ access to “social capital,” or the ethnic and familial ties that bound them to their rich wine-growing heritage, and not financial leverage or direct enological experience, that enabled them to develop such a successful and influential wine business. Focusing on some of the most important names in wine history—particularly Pietro Carlo Rossi, Secondo Guasti, and the Gallos—he chronicles a story driven by ambition and creativity but realized in a complicated tangle of immigrant entrepreneurship, class struggle, racial inequality, and a new world of consumer culture. Skillfully blending regional, social, and immigration history, Soft Soil, Black Grapes takes us on an original journey into the cultural construction of ethnic economies and markets, the social dynamics of American race, and the fully transnational history of American wine.

365 Wine Tips

365 Wine Tips Author DuMont
ISBN-10 3770170881
Release 2002-05-01
Pages 320
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There are several thousand grape varieties, countless winegrowing regions, and just as many ways to enjoy the pleasures of one of the oldest alcoholic drinks in the world. 365 facts and tips will guide you through the fascinating world of wines, including plentiful information on choosing them, serving them and enjoying them to the full. Book jacket.

Italian Wine For Dummies

Italian Wine For Dummies Author Mary Ewing-Mulligan
ISBN-10 9781118069592
Release 2011-04-18
Pages 312
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"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!

D rtme

D  rtme Author Richard H. Thaler
ISBN-10 6053430420
Release 2013
Pages 334
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D rtme has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from D rtme also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full D rtme book for free.

Italian Winegrape Varieties in Australia

Italian Winegrape Varieties in Australia Author A. D. McKay
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924054688951
Release 1999
Pages 87
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Italian Winegrape Varieties in Australia has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Italian Winegrape Varieties in Australia also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Italian Winegrape Varieties in Australia book for free.

The Cultivation of American Grape Vines and Making of Wine

The Cultivation of American Grape Vines  and Making of Wine Author Alden Jermain Spooner
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044011373453
Release 1846
Pages 96
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"After a short history of the unsuccessful attempts to grow foreign vines, the author describes the origin of and his personal experience with the native Isabella. His vineyard was in Brooklyn, N.Y., where the Isabella had been cultivated as early as 1816. For half a century this was the grape of choice in the Eastern States, eventually giving way to the Concord. Spooner gives a description of other useful native grapes and an informative summary of grape growing in vineyards from Nantucket Island to North Carolina"--Gabler.

The Seasons of the Italian Kitchen

The Seasons of the Italian Kitchen Author Diane Darrow
ISBN-10 9780802193414
Release 2012-08-27
Pages 480
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Italian cooking draws its inspiration from the roll call of seasonal ingredients that pass through its kitchens, and in this splendid volume Diane Darrow and Tom Maresca share the simple secrets of making the most of the best fresh, top-of-the-season foods from farm and woodland, lake and sea. The Seasons of the Italian Kitchen presents two hundred recipes according to the four seasons and the traditional courses of the Italian meal: antipasto, primo, secondo, contorno, dolce. All are wed (as they always are in Italy) to the wines that best match them, and the recipes have been tested and adapted to seasonal ingredients readily available in the United States. Richly stocked with delightful anecdotes and culinary lore gathered from the authors’ long love affair with Italy, they invite both amateur and expert to experience the Italian genius for making the most of the moment. To make 1 pound of fresh pasta, as called for in most of the recipes in this book: 2 cups all-purpose flour 3 eggs º teaspoon salt (or to taste) 1teaspoon olive (omit if you’re a purist) 1tablespoon or more water (depending on the dryness of your flour, the size of your eggs, and the humidity of the day) In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients and knead by hand 10 minutes, however long your machine’s instructions say, until you’ve achieved a fine, smooth, unsticky dough. Set aside, covered—we just bury ours in the flour bin—for 1/2 hour to relax the gluten and make the dough easier to roll. Then roll it out to the desired thinness and cut and shape it according to your needs and equipment.

Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello di Montalcino Author Kerin O’Keefe
ISBN-10 9780520952188
Release 2012-04-18
Pages 312
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For fans of Italian wine, few names command the level of respect accorded to Brunello di Montalcino. Expert wine writer Kerin O’Keefe has a deep personal knowledge of Tuscany and its extraordinary wine, and her account is both thoroughly researched and readable. Organized as a guided tour through Montalcino’s geography, this essential reference also makes sense of Brunello’s complicated history, from its rapid rise to the negative and positive effects of the 2008 grape-blending scandal dubbed "Brunellogate." O’Keefe also provides in-depth profiles of nearly sixty leading producers of Brunello.

The Italian Food Guide

The Italian Food Guide Author Touring Club of Italy
ISBN-10 8836525385
Release 2002
Pages 562
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Looks at the culinary traditions of each region of Italy and provides restaurant listings, hotel listings, and descriptions of regional specialties and local products.

The Italian Wine Lover s Bible

The Italian Wine Lover s Bible Author Michael O'Reilly
ISBN-10 1508934924
Release 2015-03-29
Pages 178
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THE ITALIAN WINE LOVER'S BIBLE aims to soothe those humble and skittish beginner wine aficionados wanting to understand Italian wine. How does one comprehend a land growing 2,000 varietal wines in one million vineyards? The first rule for those on bended knee with a wish to know why they adore the wines of Italy is: Italy is a country of red wines. Much white is made but it is rarely important.Italy (the Roman Empire really) is responsible for the dissemination of the great varietals throughout the modern world. Rome, as it created empire, brought cuttings from the Greeks. The Greeks had brought cuttings from Mesopotamia. The wine drinkers of the world are the beneficiaries. Today Italy is the greatest volume producer of wine in the world. (From vintage to vintage, France can be number one.) Cheap and dear, outrageous in complex beauties or simple pleasures, the wines of Italy are exported everywhere. This book aims to elucidate for ardent emerging oenophiles (literally lovers of wine) the regions responsible for the greatest Italian reds and the producers who year after year display artistic devotion to the grapes of their vineyards.The international wine world accords Bordeaux Cabernet Sauvignon based wines as the highest expression that grapes can attain. I will argue that this is wrong. That this is an opinion foisted on us by the Brits who were the great importers, and subsequently the exporters of what they call 'claret'-the reds of the Bordeaux region. Google and Amazon are shining examples of 'first in their field take over the field'. So too did Bordeaux wines seize the high ground in greatness. The five Premier Cru Classé (First Growths) today attain the highest prices vintage after vintage. I will argue that several red varietals from several regions share the lofty title: Best in the World. Cabernet Sauvignon (blended with Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec-the classic Bordeaux blend) will forever share the pantheon of great reds. But so too will Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Corvina and Aglianico of Italy. And Pinot Noir from Burgundy and wherever. And Syrah and Grenache. These wines all mature into elegant, brilliant wines. The proof of which is the best? This is the task of oenophiles everywhere: to sort out through tastings of all the various vintages with friends and family.A wonderful change-that quickly rocked the wine world--began in Tuscany in the early 1970s. The Marchese Piero Antinori blended Cabernet Sauvignon with Sangiovese, the ubiquitous grape of Tuscany. This inroad into greatness happened at about the same time that Napa Valley was shocking wine lovers in the USA. Antinori began to produce Tignanello--80% Sangiovese with 20% Cabernet Sauvignon--and Solaia--80%Cabernet Sauvignon with 20% Sangiovese.Antinori's work marked the ascension of Italian wine from cheap and ubiquitous to great...and ubiquitous. THE ITALIAN WINE LOVER'S BIBLE starts its story from the early 1970s and explores Italy's path to greatness. The great regions and producers are explored. And so too are the varietals--both those native to Italy and those non-native varietals latterly introduced. And, yes, Italy learned from France and New World winemakers modern viticultural planting techniques and vinification inroads. Italy also began importing 55-gallon oak barrels for aging.A star was being born.