2003 IACP Award Winner! Wine, Beer, and Spirits Category!
A much-needed guide to the pleasures and particulars of Italian wine, with original recipes by bestselling chefs and authors Mario Batali and Lidia Bastianch, here is the only comprehensive and authoritative American guide to the wines of Italy. It surveys the country's wine-producing regions; identifies key wine styles, producers, and vintages; and offers delicious regional recipes.
Extensive reference materials--on Italy's 300 growing zones, 361 authorized grape varieties, and 200 of the top producers--provide essential information for restaurateurs and wine merchants, as well as for wine enthusiasts.
Beautifully illustrated as well as informative, this is the perfect invitation to the Italian wine experience.