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
The new designation is coming
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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