Vino Italiano Buying Guide: The Ultimate Quick Reference to the Great Wines of Italy

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Clarkson Potter, Nov 1, 2004 - Cooking - 288 pages
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From the Barolos of Piedmont to the Brunellos of Tuscany, Italian wines offer an incredible range of tempting choices. But how can you be sure to find the right bottle? In this pocket-sized buying guide—the companion to the award-winning Vino Italiano—Italian wine experts Joseph Bastianich and David Lynch show you the way, with vibrant descriptions and authoritative information.

•Profiles of a wide range of Italy’s leading wine producers and their best and most accessible wines

•Facts on availability, pricing, and even dining and accommodations

•At-a-glance symbols for rising stars, great values, and truly exceptional wineries

•An Italian wine-label decoder

•Ratings for recent vintages

•Extensive appendixes with detailed information about wine regions and classifications

•A Barolo and Barbaresco vineyard guide for aficionados

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Oenophiles and gourmands alike will recognize Bastianich as the other half of Mario Batali's empire, which has put up such temples to food and drink as Babbo, Esca and Lupa in Manhattan. Bastianich ... Read full review


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Joseph Bastianich is a co-owner, with Mario Batali, of the New York City restaurants Babbo, Esca, Lupa, Otto, and Casa Mono, as well as the wine shop Italian Wine Merchants. A two-time James Beard Award nominee for Outstanding Wine Professional, he is also the proprietor of an award-winning wine estate in Friuli, as well as a new estate in Tuscany called La Mozza. He lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.

David Lynch is the wine director at Babbo restaurant, where he oversees one of the most ambitious wine lists in the country. A longtime contributor to wine and food publications as both a writer and an editor, he is also a two-time James Beard Award winner—for Outstanding Wine Service at Babbo and for his writing on spirits, wine, and beer. He lives in New York City.

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