Decoding Italian Wine: A Beginner's Guide to Enjoying the Grapes, Regions, Practices and Culture of the "Land of Wine"

Decoding Italian Wine: A Beginner's Guide to Enjoying

Wine books typically fall into two categories: those that are 1,000 pages and cover every acre of grape growing across a particular country, and those that try to squeeze the same amount of information into a smaller number of pages. While there’s a place for those books, we believe an introductory study of wine can be achieved without committing to an academic, encyclopedic read or bulling through a condensed group of dry facts.Written by the creators of and, "Decoding Italian Wine" is a fun, entertaining and easily digestible guide to enjoying Italian wine. Set against a backdrop of fast facts, regional breakdowns with maps, pop culture references and interesting historical tidbits, "Decoding Italian Wine" allows readers to absorb a plethora of Italian wine information without the effort required to study dense text filled with obscure grape varietals and arcane industry lingo.Our goal is for readers to feel comfortable visiting the Italian wine section at their local wine shop, engaging in dialogue about the wine, and picking out a bottle they’ll enjoy. We want readers to open the wine list at an Italian restaurant, understand what they’re looking at, and have fun picking a wine that will pair best with their meal. Along the way w...


Piazza Pisano Italian Good Food Good Wine Good Friends Door Topper

Piazza Pisano Italian Good Food Good Wine Good

Our Italian door topper with the Italian words buon cibo buon vino buon amici which translates to good food, good wine, good friends, is created by artist al Pisano. Each door topper is hand cast from the original carving and then hand painted and stained which captures all the detail and depth of the original wood carving. The door topper measures 27 inches wide so will sit beautifully above a doorway or shelf. There are recessed hanger in the back for easy hanging. Made in USA.

  • Color: Multi Colors
  • Brand: Piazza Pisano
  • ASIN: B006C3XR8Q

The Hills of Chianti: The Story of a Tuscan Winemaking Family, in Seven Bottles

The Hills of Chianti: The Story of a

The head of Italy’s "first family" of winemaking reflects on the Antinoris’ six-hundred-year legacy and a life of good food and drink in the hills of Tuscany. If you know wine, you know the name Antinori. Since 1385, this noble Florentine family has produced some of Italy’s finest wines. The Hills of Chianti tells the story of the Antinoris and the Tuscany they call home, through seven iconic bottles that define their legacy. From the Tignanello that ushered in the era of Super Tuscans to limited-edition vintages, these wines embody a way of life and will excite oenophile readers and lovers of Italy alike. In this family memoir Piero Antinori reveals the passion, tradition, and love of craft that have driven twenty-seven generations of vintners: from the first ancestor who signed up to the winemakers guild in the fourteenth century to Antinori’s own three daughters, poised to carry this most celebrated family of artisans into the future. But The Hills of Chianti is about much more than wine. At its heart the Antinori story is about "Tuscan-ness": a connection to the land, an appreciation for good food and drink, and the quintessentially Italian love of hospitality that make this one of the world’s most inspiring and memorable destinations.

  • Brand: Rizzoli International Publications
  • ASIN: 0847843882
  • UPC: 884154327738

Wines of Tuscany: Chianti, Montalcino, and Bolgheri (Guides to Wines and Top Vineyards)

Wines of Tuscany: Chianti, Montalcino, and Bolgheri (Guides

The Intelligent Guides to Wines and Top Vineyards focus on classic wine-producing regions. This guide discusses the wines of Tuscany, including Chianti Classico, Montalcino, and Bolgheri. The guide is divided into two parts. The first part of the guide discusses the regions, and explains the character and range of the wines. The second part profiles the producers. There are detailed profiles of the leading producers, showing how each winemaker interprets the local character,and mini-profiles of other important estates.Description of each area includes its geography, the grape varieties that are grown, how these relate to the styles of wines that are produced, wines from entry level to icons, currents trends and how styles are evolving. References wines are recommended for each region. The guide is illustrated with photographs of each area, topological maps to show the terrain, road maps to identify the locations of estates, and information on recent vintages. Profiles range from producers who may dominate an appellation to small estates that define the cutting edge. The profiles identify the best of tradition and innovation in the region. Each estate profile describes the producer's aims for his wines, and the personality and philosophy behind them. References wines are sugge...

  • ASIN: 1980411093

Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking

Essentials of Classic Italian

  • Color: Green
  • Brand: Alfred A Knopf
  • ASIN: 039458404X

BUON Appetito Canvas Wall Art Print, 20"x16"x1.25"

BUON Appetito Canvas Wall Art Print,

Canvas wall art print entitled, "Buon Appetito." Our solid-faced canvases are certified museum-grade and designed to withstand the test of time. Durability, image clarity and color accuracy are our top priority, as we use archival inks to prevent fading and to preserve as much fine detail as possible with no over-saturation or color shifting. Featuring a proprietary design, these canvases produce the tightest corners without any bubbles, ripples, or bumps, and will not warp or sag over time. Additionally, our canvases include a finished backing with pre-installed hanging hardware that adds an extra level of style.OBA (optical brightening agent) free.Main colors of this image include dark red, black, white, dark forest green.Orientation of product is horizontal.

  • Color: Multicolor

Women in Sunlight: A Novel

Women in Sunlight: A

By the bestselling author of Under the Tuscan Sun, and written with Frances Mayes’s trademark warmth, heart, and delicious descriptions of place, food, and friendship, Women in Sunlight is the story of four American strangers who bond in Italy and change their lives over the course of an exceptional year.She watches from her terrazza as the three American women carry their luggage into the stone villa down the hill. Who are they, and what brings them to this Tuscan village so far from home? An expat herself and with her own unfinished story, she can’t help but question: will they find what they came for? Kit Raine, an American writer living in Tuscany, is working on a biography of her close friend, a complex woman who continues to cast a shadow on Kit’s own life. Her work is waylaid by the arrival of three women—Julia, Camille, and Susan—all of whom have launched a recent and spontaneous friendship that will uproot them completely and redirect their lives. Susan, the most adventurous of the three, has enticed them to subvert expectations of staid retirement by taking a lease on a big, beautiful house in Tuscany. Though novices in a foreign culture, their renewed sense of adventure imbues each of them with a bright sense of bravery, a gusto for life, and a fierce dete...

  • ASIN: 0451497678

The Tuscan Sun Cookbook: Recipes from Our Italian Kitchen

The Tuscan Sun Cookbook: Recipes from Our Italian

  • Brand: Clarkson Potter
  • ASIN: 0307885283

Tuscan Harvest Pattern Spoon Rest

Tuscan Harvest Pattern Spoon

This hand painted ceramic spoon rest features the Tuscan Harvest pattern. Wine Bottle & Glass Motif.

  • Color: Tan
  • Brand: D'Lusso
  • ASIN: B00P00PEJM
  • UPC: 682384837580

Cold Tuscan Stone (Rick Montoya Italian Mysteries Book 1)

Cold Tuscan Stone (Rick Montoya Italian Mysteries Book

Rick Montoya has moved from New Mexico to Rome, embracing the life of a translator. He's settling in to la dolce vita when a school friend who is now senior in the Italian Art Squad recruits Rick for an unofficial undercover role. Armed with a list of galleries, suspects, and an expense account, Rick would arrive in Tuscany posing as a buyer for a Santa Fe gallery and flush out burial urn traffickers.But before sunset on Rick's first day in Volterra, a gallery employee dies in a brutal fall from a high cliff.The local Commissario and his team consider Rick an amateur, and worse, a foreigner. And now they suspect him in the dead man's murder. While the Volterra squad pursues its leads, Rick continues to interview his list: a museum director, a top gallery owner, a low-profile import/export businessman and his enterprising color-coordinated assistant, and a sensuous heiress with a private art specialty and clientele.When Rick's girlfriend Erica arrives from Rome to visit him, she rekindles a friendship with an alluring, maybe dangerous, acquaintance. Has Rick's role made him the target of both cops and criminals?

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