Comprehensive Guide to Italian Wine

Comprehensive Guide to italian wine

The ultimate study-guide to the grapes of Italy.

While some enjoy a glass of wine, others also enjoy learning about it and being able to share that knowledge. Knowing which wine pairs with different foods, how to store it, when to drink it, the wines origin and history. If that’s you, you’re in luck. A comprehensive guide to Italian wine has been written by a team of Italian wine experts and educators.

The book, titled Italian Wine Unplugged Grape by Grape offers a concise yet comprehensive cultural and scientific introduction to Italian wine and its hundreds of native grapes. The book analyses over 430 Italian native grape varieties, thankfully, they’ve ordered it in easy-to-read entries.

If you’re an Italian wine nerd, you know that learning about the stuff can be extremely tough. With more native grape varieties than anywhere else in the world, getting to know classics like Barolo, Brunello, and Etna Rosso only scratches the surface of this amazing wine country.

Stevie Kim, Managing Director of Vinitaly International, and her team released the guide to enable readers to get a better grasp on Italian grape varieties.

“This book is the culmination of a long journey that started when I met Ian D’Agata, the ultimate geek of Native Wine Grapes of Italy—also the title of his encyclopedic reference book,” Kim says. “When I started working with Ian, I realised that trying to decipher Italian wine was a bit similar to trying to understand Italians in general: incredibly talented and creative but even more fragmented and individualistic…Italian Wine Unplugged Grape by Grape tells the story of Italian wine by showcasing the many Italian native grape varieties.”

Italian Wine Unplugged Grape by Grape

The book walks readers through Italy by exploring each grape that calls the country home. You can digest as much or as little as you want in one sitting, either focusing on one grape, or tackling an entire region. It’s the best way to fully learn about Italian wine, and it’s organised in a manner that’s easy to follow and understand.

It’s formatted in an easy-to-read way including:

  • mind maps
  • photographs of grape bunches
  • maps of Italian wine appellations

If you’re wanting to learn more about wine, want to show off to your friends with new knowledge, sell wine yourself, or have any interest in the regions of Italy the book features, take a look!

If you’re not quite up to reading a whole book about wine, we have some blog posts like What Not To Pair With Wine that might entice you instead! If you’re more interested in food pairing options, take a look at our ultimate cheese platter guide! Impress your guests with your new found wine knowledge and mouth-watering food choices! Personalise the event by adding customised wine bottle labels and impressing your guests even more.

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