Vineyards at Serralunga d’Alba
(Photo ©Tom Hyland)
My new book The Wines and Foods of Piemonte will be available soon. You can purchase the book at a special pre-release price. Details below.
I am completing my latest book The Wines and Foods of Piemonte, a look at what I believe is the finest wine and food region in Italy. The book is based on my frequent trips to Piemonte and will focus on wines from the entire region, from the Ossola Valley in the far north to the wines of Gavi in the south, not far from the border with Liguria. Of course, there will be a great deal of text focused on the most famous wines, such as Barolo and Barbaresco, but I am also writing about numerous gems such as Boca, Gattinara, Ghemme and Bramaterra. Whites such as Arneis, Gavi and Timorasso are also featured as are beautiful sparking wines, ranging from Asti Spumante to Alta Langa.
There will also be a focus on local foods and how the area’s chefs pair food with the local wines. Included in this section will be interviews with some of the leading chefs of Piemonte.
The interview section will also include discussions with some of the region’s most famous vintners, including Roberto Voerzio, Luca Currado (Vietti), Mariacristina Oddero and Christoph Kunzli (Le Piane).
The book will be in a hardcover edition and will feature 28 pages of full color photos that I have taken. It will be published by the University of Nebraska Press and will retail for $40. For a limited time, you can pre-order a copy at a special pre-release price. If you live in the United States, this pre-release price is $25 (which will include shipping). If you live outside the United States, the price will be $35 (again, shipping included).
To purchase the book now (until the end of June, 2015) at this special price, send a payment for $25 for US residents (or $35 for those outside the United States) to my PayPal account. Use the email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is an excerpt of the book: