Italian Wine Chronicle 2 2016

Italian Wine Chronicle 2-2016

Italian Wine Chronicle is the English-language edition of the historic wine magazine Civiltà del bere.

In this issue: Giacomo Tachis. Career and wines – The Best of the Restaurant Guides 2016 – A journey in Irpinia with Piero Mastroberardino – The new Doc Friuli is coming – Masi’s neverending research – The french-sicilian style of Baglio di Pianetto and much more.


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Index / Italian Wine Chronicle 2-2016

Editorial. By Alessandro Torcoli In memory of Tachis and Bottura’s record

Monograph: Giacomo Tachis

The biography of the great winemaker

His wines from Sassicaia to Barrua

Friuli DOC

The new designation is coming

Piero Mastroberardino

From Taurasi to Pompeii on the wings of a dream

28th Masi Seminar

Grapes and drying. It’s all in the detail

The Best of the Restaurant Guides 2016

  • On the podium Bottura, Alajmo and Beck
  • The five judges
  • The 80 new entries
  • The best, region by region
  • The numbers of the guides
  • Gourmet stopovers in every province
  • The addresses


(Non) Clichés. The era of the “Bible” Guides is over (Cesare Pillon)

Editorial / In memory of Tachis and Bottura’s record

We’ve finally done it: an Italian has won first place in the World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards and it is Massimo Bottura, chef and owner of the Osteria Francescana in Modena. In this issue of Italian Wine Chronicle you can see that Bottura is already well-known as the best in Italy, and has been for several years, in first place in our Best of the Restaurant Guides which considers the scores of the five main guides published in our country and creates a supper classification… Scrolling down our pages, you can find out which 676 restaurants are not to be missed and we hope you will try some if you visit Italy.

Our magazine is on food culture, but also and above all on wine. The menu of this issue is rich in other stories, about vineyards. It is always exciting, for example, to remember the role of the Mastroberardino family in Campania, and to visit Pompeii with Piero, following the stages of his experimental project beneath Vesuvius. In the Veneto region, on the other hand, we can take stock of the studies carried out by “Mr. Amarone”, Sandro Boscaini from Masi, on vinegrowing and winemaking techniques linked to drying grapes. Moreover, we would like to inform you of the creation of the Friuli DOC: after years of internal discussions, the producers in the northeast are finally in agreement.

This issue is coming out in memory of Giacomo Tachis. On 6th February 2016 the most famous Italian winemaker passed away, he was the creator of Sassicaia and dozens of other masterpieces. We are dedicating the opening article to him, while paying homage to the most senior of Italian wine journalists, Cesare Pillon, and a retrospective of the fascinating wines created by his genius.

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