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Italian Wine Unplugged Grape by Grape


Format: paperback
Size: 16,5×24 cm
Pages: 568
ISBN-10: 88-8429-081-3
ISBN-13: 978-88-8429-081-6

Price: € 20,00

About the Book

Italian Wine Unplugged Grape by Grape offers a concise yet comprehensive cultural and scientific introduction to Italian wine and its hundreds of native grapes. The book analyzes over 430 Italian native and traditional grape varieties in accessible, color-coded, and easy-to-read entries. Chapters on the history, geography, and the regional wine culture of Italy complement information on Italian grapes. Designed to offer the contemporary wine lover a new reading experience, it includes an extensive visual apparatus featuring infographics, mind maps, photographs of grape bunches, and maps of Italian wine appellations. Both reference book and study-guide, Italian Wine Unplugged Grape by Grape is a versatile text book which appeals to wine lovers, educators, and trade professionals all over the world. Learn more on www.italianwineunplugged.com

About the Authors

General Editor
Stevie Kim (Managing Director of Vinitaly International)

Geralyn Brostrom, Lingzi He, Michaela Morris, (wine writers, educators and Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) Italian Wine Experts)
Michele Longo (Italian wine writer, sommelier, and judge at wine competitions)
JC Viens (VIA Italian Wine Ambassador and Deputy Editor of Spirito di Vino Asia)

Monty Waldin (Italian Wine Podcast host and wine writer).

Amazingly in-depth Italian wine information displayed simply and elegantly.

Madeline Puckette, Co-founder, Wine Folly



  • Unplugging Italian Wine
    Vino Italiano: History, Geology, Climate
    Italian Wine Classifications: Searching for Quality Standards
  • Grape by Grape
    Grappling with Italian Grapes: Categorization and some Useful Scientific Concepts
    Must-know Native and Traditional Varieties
    Lesser-known Native and Traditional Varieties
    Rare Native and Traditional Varieties
  • Wine Visions
    Grape by Grape: Photographs of Grape Brunches
    Mind Maps: Must-know Grapes
    A Vinous Giro d’Italia: Italian Wine Appellations



Italian Wine Unplugged is the most enjoyable way to learn about wine aside from actually drinking it. Stevie Kim, grande dame of all things vino, has crafted the ultimate comprehensive and easy-to-use guide on Italian wine.”
Joe Bastianich, Restaurateur, Wine and Food Writer, TV Personality

A master key, (…) its grape-by-grape breakdown an incomparable reference tool for Italian wine grapes. It is accessible in the sense that you can choose how deeply you engage with the information. Each small piece of the giant puzzle is digestible, so you can dig as deep as you’d like, and you can gloss over the inevitable grape or appellation you’ve never heard of and will surely never remember.”
Isaac Baker, Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog