Italian Wines 2014
Territory: UK, Ireland, India, Australasia, South Africa, Scandinavia, The Netherlands
Size: 225 mm x 110 mm
- The most authoritative annual guide to the very best in Italian wines
- Includes ecologically aware wine producers, who are working with the environment, bestowing "green" awards on the very best
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.
The guide is completely accessible, organised in a simple, clear and functional way. Sections are arranged by individual winery name, address, number of hectares of vineyard, method of cultivation (conventional, organic, biodynamic or natural). Entries are descriptive, of history and geographical region; evaluating the wines by 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.