Vino: Italian Wine
The Italian wine bible for a new generation—a superstar sommelier and restaurateur explores the dynamic world of contemporary Italian wine.
Acclaimed Italian wine expert, sommelier, winemaker, and restaurateur, Joe Campanale presents a comprehensive guide that is as transportive as it is deeply educational. Vino dives into the dynamic landscape of Italian wine today, where a new generation of winemakers is eschewing popular international styles, championing long-forgotten indigenous grapes, and adopting sustainable approaches best suited for their local climates. In an epic quest through Italy’s 20 regions that takes readers from the steep hills of Valle d’Aosta to the near-tropical climates of Sicily, Campanale uncovers and profiles the diversity of real Italian wine and the most exciting, game-changing producers in each area. Readers will leave with countless recommendations for exceptional winemakers and be armed with Campanale’s empowering new rubric of quality (say goodbye to the Italian wine pyramid). Full of colorful stories, in-depth explorations of the modern craft, and stunning photography, Vino proves there’s never been a better time to drink Italian wine.
Joe’s epic quest through Italy’s twenty regions takes him from the steep hills of Valle d’Aosta to the near-tropical climates of Sicily, as he uncovers and profiles the diversity of wines and producers in each, inspiring readers to seek out these specific wines themselves to try. The stunning beauty of these areas is captured by photographer Oddur Thorisson, making this book as transportive as it is educational. Readers will meet scores of interesting characters deeply devoted to their craft and leave with a new appreciation of the fruits of their labor and a profound understanding of why there’s never been a better time to drink Italian wine. Throughout, readers will learn about exceptional producers and bottles to look out for the next time they’re in a favorite wine shop or perusing a wine list.
Dimensions: 7"W x 10"H
Hardcover, 320 Pages