Italian Wine Guide (Ebook & App)
Wine guides for the ultra curious, Approach Guides takes an in depth look at a wine region’s grapes, appellations, and vintages to help you discover wines that meet your preferences. The purpose of this guide is to profile the unique aspects of Italy’s appellations and grape varieties; this guide does not profile specific producers or rate individual wines.
Equally valuable as a travel guide and wine shop companion, our Italian Wine Guide gives you what you need to know to learn about Italy’s wine regions, appellations, and grape varieties.
For each region in Italy, we lay out the indigenous red and white grape varieties, the flavor profiles each variety typically exhibits, the denominations in which these grapes reach their highest expression, and vintage ratings. Since value is a focus, we highlight the regions where you are most likely to find quality wine at good prices. Rather than seek to tell you what specific bottle of wine to order, we give guidance as to how to approach ordering the most appropriate wine for the region.
Using our Italian Wine Guide
- Learn about and choose wine with confidence. This Approach Guide uses a bullet-point based format that enables you to quickly search and reference our guide while in a store or restaurant. We mark all recommended grapes and regions with an asterisk (*) to help you make a quick, educated choice.
- Complete your Italian culinary experience. Pair this guide with our Approach Guide to the Regional Foods of Italy.
This guide has been written with the traveler in mind and is organized by region (so that when in a specific place like Venice or Rome, you can quickly and easily identify wines to try). As grape varieties can be the same across multiple regions, there is some repetition among regions. This is intentional and meant to provide a more useful guide for travelers.
We hope you enjoy what we believe is a totally unique travel guide to some of the best in Italian wines. Salute!
Publication date : April 2012 (version 1.3)
Length : 107 pages
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