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The wines on top of Italian Guides

The wines on top of Italian Guides

Dear Readers,

This is a very short letter, just to tell you “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year”.

We’ve been deeply engaged in the making of our brand new guide “Who’s Who in (Italian) Wine”: over 1,000 wineries selected, and over 10,000 names and contacts in it. It has just been printed and you will find it on the market from January 2015 on. It will be sold on-line in the e-commerce section of our website www.civiltadelbere.com.

Now we are organizing our best-seller: the “Top of the Italian Guides”

The publication where we annually cross the main Italian Guides. This time we are dealing with 8 Guides, having included the new Guide of Associazione Italiana Sommeliers (AIS) end the new Daniele Cernilli’s “Essential Italian Wines”. The results will be published on the next Civiltà del bere.

Roberta Corrà

Roberta Corrà

Not much had happened on the Italian wine scene in the last two weeks. But, while I was writing this brief comment, an important news arrived in my mailbox: GIV (Gruppo Italiano Vini) has announced a new vice-president (Claudio Biondi after Rolando Chiossi) and, this is really big news, a new General Manager (after Davide Mascalzoni), a woman for the first time: her name is Roberta Corrà, and this is really a good news for Italy, since the Italian wine world – and not only it – is still quite male-chauvinist.

For what concerns my personal experiences, my last supertasting has been the one at Cerequio in the Barolo area. The event was organized by Michele Chiarlo’s family and it was really cool! We’ve tasted the Carequio “super cru” wines made by all the producers in the area: Chiarlo of course, Batasiolo, Boroli, Damilano, Roberto Voerzio. The notes form this exceptional wine-tasting will be included in an article I will write for the next February issue of Civiltà del bere, and it will be included in the International edition of the magazine (a new project), which will be released next mid-February as well.

So, stay tuned! I hope to meet you soon around the wine world.

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