The sommelier and restaurateur Joe Campanale’s new wine e book, “Vino: The Essential Guide to Real Italian Wine,” just isn't for novices. But those that already perceive Chianti and the D.O.C.G. classification may be primed to find wines made by small producers from native grapes like frappato, grechetto and bonarda. Mr. Campanale began within the wine enterprise in his early 20s and acquired a stable training from specialists just like the wine educator Linda Lawry (who died in November). Here he ignores pinot grigio however delves into orange wines and whites that profit from growing old, names his favourite labels and takes you thru Italy’s 20 areas, describing the terroir, grapes, historical past and wineries that distinguish every.
“Vino: The Essential Guide to Real Italian Wine” by Joe Campanale with Joshua David Stein (Clarkson Potter, $35).
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