Wine guides for the ultra curious, Approach Guides takes an in depth look at a wine region's grapes, appellations, and vintages to help you discover wines that meet your preferences.
Publisher note: The purpose of this guide is to profile the unique aspects of Italy's wine growing regions and grape varieties; this guide does not profile specific producers or rate individual wines.
ABOUT THIS WINE GUIDE
We invite you to explore and experience the breadth and depth of Italy's wines with our Guide to Italian Wine. For curious wine drinkers, this recently-updated, must-have guide will be the book you return to again and again to learn about Italy's grapes, regions, appellations, and vintages.
Equally valuable as a travel guide and wine shop companion, Approach Guides gives you what you need to know to learn about Italian wine.
This Approach Guide provides a high-level overview of each of Italy’s regions, its indigenous red and white grape varieties, the denominations in which these grapes reach their highest expression, and the flavor profiles wines typically exhibit. Overall vintage ratings and leading wine producers in each region are also provided.
This guidebook’s approach is unique: Rather than tell you what specific bottle of wine to order by providing individual bottle reviews, this Approach Guide gives you the information you require to make informed wine choices on any list. To help you in your selection process, we have marked our favorite regions, grape varieties, and denominations with an asterisk (*) -- look for this indication as a sign of quality, consistency, and good value.
We hope that this guide serves as a great resource for your wine adventures in Italy and sets you on a path to making your own discoveries.
One of the benefits of Approach Guides is that we can easily update content and release new editions of our guidebooks. These updates are FREE for existing customers. Please visit http://approachguides.com/updates for a list of recently updated guides and instructions on downloading the new version.
PRAISE FOR APPROACH GUIDES
Compulsive (and compulsively informed) travelers, the Raezers are the masterminds behind the downloadable Approach Guides, which are filled with a university course-worth of history and insights for 62 destinations worldwide. WHY WE LOVE IT: The Raezers share our desire for deep, well-researched information on the wonders of the world.
- Travel + Leisure
What started as one couple’s travel notes aimed at filling in the gaps in guidebooks has become ApproachGuides.com — a menu of downloadable travel guides that cover cultural and historical topics of interest to thoughtful travelers. What’s hot: Bite-sized travel guides that specialize in topics ranging from 29 pages on the foods of Italy to one that helps you explore the historical and architectural significance of Angkor’s famous temple structures in Cambodia.
- LA Times