Holiday Suggestion: UC Press Produces Great Book on Italian Wine

With so many invitation to Holiday parties this month, we were at a loss to think of the appropriate elixir to bring along with us.

That was until we discovered Italy’s Native Wine Grape Terroirs , 

Published by UC Press.

Ian D’Agata is an award-winning author who has been writing about wine for almost thirty years. Senior Editor of Vinous and Creative Director of Collisioni’s Wine & Food project—Italy’s largest music, literature, wine, and food festival—he is also Director of the Indigena festival, devoted to Italy’s native grapes and wines, and Director of 3iC, an international wine and food study center in Barolo.

“Part walking Wikipedia, part philosopher, Ian D’Agata’s latest book is a must-have and a compelling read for all lovers of Italy, Italian culture, and Italian wine. Ian tells a fascinating story of Italy’s history through the lens of agriculture and winemaking.”—Laura DePasquale, Master Sommelier
“I get asked all the time, which wine writers do I most admire? Ian D’Agata is always at the top of my list. Really, nobody today does it better.”—Matt Kramer, author of True Taste: The Seven Essential Wine Words

This is the definitive reference book on the myriad crus and the grand cru wine production areas of Italy’s native wine grapes.

Everyday wine drinkers (you know who you are), beginners, and professionals alike will find this new book to be the perfect complement to D’Agata’s previous award-winning Native Wine Grapes of Italy.