The 2017 10 best wine guide books

Le 10 migliori guide ai vini d’Italia 2017

Autumn is an important season in the wine sector, not only because it’s harvest season and the work of a whole year is coming to a close picking the fruits, but also because it is the time of year the wine guide books come out. Some of them have already come out and some will be coming out in the next few days. We have chosen 10 out of the most famous.

Slow Wine of Slow Food

Slow Wine is the most sold of the guide books available in Italy. It’s put together thanks to the work of the 200 Slow Food collaborators who, every year, visit companies and get to know winemakers from all over Italy, gathering a historical-cultural heritage that makes us truly unique and proud. There are two new features for the 2017 edition: the opening of the east area, with two wineries of Collio and Slovenian Karst and the publication, of a list of 100 places (wine bars, enoteca, restaurants and taverns) listed in the guide, telling you where you can purchase and drink wine.

The Espresso Wines of Italy

The 2017 Espresso Wines of Italy guide book, as presented on 20th October at the Leopolda of Firenze Station with a maxi wine tasting experience was created not only for those of the wine sector but also for a more  heterogeneous public, for “the curious enthusiast and the prudent consumer”. Carefully selected by Andrea Grignaffini and Antonio Paolini, it consists of a central core of 120 labels sorted by regions with 3 rankings: 100 wines to drink straight away, the 100 wines to preserve and let approve with time  and the 100 wines to buy, for the excellent quality/price ratio.

The best Italian Wines Year book – Luca Maroni

We are now at the 24th edition: Luca Maroni’s annual edition of the best Italian wines starting from the wine and the of the company and it’s overall production. Luca Maroni is one of the most authoritative signatures of the Italian “Wine Tasting” in the Italian Treccani Encyclopaedia.

Veronesi Wines – I Vini di Veronesi Permanent Seminar Luigi Veronelli

Veronelli’s Gold Guide to Wines is considered to be the number one guide to Italian wines.  Heir to the historical mid-twentieth century catalogues, published by Luigi Veronelli in the 2017 edition, it put together 16,252 wines with reports of the elevation, recommended vintages, number of bottles produced and price, together with 2,049 producers sorted by region and municipality.

Bibenda – Italian Sommelier Foundation

After the great success of last year (700,000 copies and 2 million digitally sent), the 2017 edition is even more enriched.  Together with the BIBENDA Guide there will also be the magazine “BIBENDA to make the Culture and the Image of Wine more seductive”, for those appassionate about wine it really is an event not to be missed, giving them the chance to keep updated with all the enological events around the world.

Essential Italian Wine Guide – Daniele Cernilli

Daniele Cernilli, alias DoctorWine, has gone straight on our top ten list with his Essential Italian Wine Guide, that was presented the last few days in both Milan and Rome.
979 selected wineries, 2,436 reviewed wines, 220 DoctorWine “smileys” on approval of the best wines tasted, 11 Special Awards and 90 wineries awarded 3 stars fills the pages of this exclusive selection of labels and products.

Italian ViniBuoni  – Italian Touring Club

Un ritratto del made in Italy del vino, un quadro della storia enologica italiana, un affresco unico nel suo genere, in quanto dedicato ai vini prodotti da vitigni autoctoni (presenti cioè nella Penisola da oltre 300 anni). ViniBuoni d’Italia, la guida ai vini del Touring Club Italiano, presenta Corone e Golden Star anche in versione app mobile. Sia in cartaceo sia in digitale, potrete consultare le schede di 6.000 etichette e 1.685 aziende, comprese le migliori bollicine ottenute con il Metodo Classico, raccolte in un’apposita sezione.

A piece of made in Italy, Italian wines in a historical enological painting, a unique fresco of its type, as it is dedicated to wine produced from autochthonous vine variety (present in the penisola for over 300 years). Italian ViniBuoni is the wine guide of Italian Touring Club with Corone and Golden Star also available as an mobile app. You can consult the 6000 labels and 1.685 wineries by using the paper or digital version, including the best bubbles as obtained using the Classic Method put together in a specific section of the guide.

Italian Wines – Gambero Rosso

Translated in`English, German, Chinese and Japanese, one of the most popular and well known at an international level. All wineries are ambitious to get the highest glass vote (one for wines as recommended by the editors, two for the best expression of a specific territory, three for the national enological excellence), but only 429 made it this year.  The guide also contains 2.400 technical sheets of producers and 22.000 wines tasted.

Vitae – AIS (Associazione Italiana Sommelier – Italian Sommelier Association)

The third edition of the Vitae guide of Italian Sommelier Association has a iconographic theme of Photography, intended as a snapshot of the wine tasting. The version coming out at the end of October is even more easy to use with two new symbols: Cupids arrow, for wines that you can easily fall in love with on your first sip, and Moneybox, which shows in addition to the quality, also the added value by the affordable price and the ability to fully express the territory from which it comes.

Vinetia.Veneto Wine Guide – AIS Veneto

Vinetia is a real pearl of the Veneto Italian Sommelier Association, a virtual guide dedicated to the wines of our region, available in 5 languages and easy to consult on the web. We are really keen to introduce you to it as this year we are also in it! You will in fact, find a card dedicated to the Marcello Marchesini Winery and not only one but three of our wines: Classic Bardolino Rose, Classic Bardolino and Aurora our Sparkling Rose Brut DOC.

Would you like to try your hand at tasting and making a vote yourself?  Come to our winery in Lazise and taste our wines.