More than seventy tasters have travelled around Italy to source the very best wines. The tastings - all blind - took place in consortiums and local chambers of commerce and were supported by experts in the field, sommeliers and trade buyers. This guide is extraordinarily accessible, organised in a simple, clear and functional way. Sections are arranged by individual winery - name, address, number of hectares of vineyard, and method of cultivation (conventional, organic, biodynamic or natural). Entries are then described as according to their history and geographical region, and the wines are evaluated through the celebrated method of Bicchieri
, or 'glasses', ranging from one, to a maximum of Tre Bicchieri.
The guide also pays special attention to wineries that are eco-sensitive, awarding Tre Bicchieri Verdi
to bottles that come from those with a particular regard for the environment.