Ian D'Agata wins the 2015 Louis Roederer International Wine Writers' Award

This morning I am thrilled to report that Ian D'Agata has won the 2015 Louis Roederer International Wine Writers' Award for his book Native Wine Grapes of Italy. Ian is the first Italian to be nominated and win the award. If you haven't checked out the book yet, I encourage you do to so, as it is filled with years of first hand research and knowledge you won't find anywhere else. We are all incredibly proud of Ian's achievement, which is a true testament to his professionalism, passion and total dedication to the craft. Bravissimo!

--Antonio Galloni

Ian D'Agata receiving the 2015 Louis Roederer International Wine Writers' Award

"Mountainous terrain, volcanic soils, innumerable microclimates, and an ancient culture of winemaking influenced by Greeks, Phoenicians, and Romans make Italy the most diverse country in the world of wine. This diversity is reflected in the fact that Italy grows the largest number of native wine grapes known, amounting to more than a quarter of the world’s commercial wine grape types. Ian D’Agata spent thirteen years interviewing producers, walking vineyards, studying available research, and tasting wines to create this authoritative guide to Italy’s native grapes and their wines. Writing with great enthusiasm and deep knowledge, D’Agata discusses more than five hundred different native Italian grape varieties, from Aglianico to Zibibbo."

Native Wine Grapes of Italy by Ian D'Agata

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