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The World of Sicilian Wine

The World of Sicilian Wine

Winner: André Simon Food and Drink Book Awards 2013, Drink Book Prize.
Contributor(s): Nesto, Bill (Author), Di Savino, Frances (Author)
Publisher: University of California Press
Language: English
Hardcover : 307 pages
Pub Date: March 26, 2013


HK$400.00
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Biographical Note:
Bill Nesto is a Master of Wine and a founder of the Wine Studies Program at Boston University. An expert on the wines of the world, he has written for Gastronomica, Santé and Massachusetts Beverage Business. Frances Di Savino is an attorney who has a background in medieval and Renaissance studies and is Bill's partner in life and on the wine road.


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"This painstakingly researched and well-written book is highly recommended reading not only for those seeking entry into the mysteries of the Sicilian wine scene but also for those seeking an introduction to the twists and turns of Sicilian history generally. That Bill Nesto is a Master of Wine is apparent from the knowledgeable way he treats matters viticultural and vinous. That he and his co-author/wife have southern Italian, indeed Sicilian, blood flowing through their veins is apparent in the passion and intensity with which they handle their material.--Nicolas Belfrage, MW, author of The Finest Wines of Tuscany and Central Italy

"Few wine books are as deeply researched and detailed as this exhaustive reference on Sicilian wine from antiquity to the present day. Even the most knowledgeable oenophiles and Italophiles will learn from The World of Sicilian Wine.--Robert Camuto, author of Palmento: A Sicilian Wine Odyssey





Marc Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.


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"Impressively well-researched. . . . For anyone who loves Italian wines and wants to know more about Sicily, the book is invaluable."-- "San Jose Mercury News" (3/10/2013 12:00:00 AM)


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"Everyone can appreciate that Italian wines are delicious. But their depth and fascinating history are often overlooked. Italy enthusiasts, Bill Nesto and his wife, Frances di Savino deliver a sincere homage to the vibrant wine region in their book, The World of Sicilian Wine."-- "The Blue Lifestyle" (3/27/2013 12:00:00 AM)


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A major contribution to knowledge about Italian viticultural history.--Dean Tudor "Gothic Epicures" (5/14/2013 12:00:00 AM)


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invaluable to those seeking clarity on a region whose successes have gone largely uncharted.--Jon Bonné "San Francisco Chronicle" (6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM)


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"An adventure with so much information about the history, culture and winemaking that it is difficult to put it down till the end. . . . Novices as well as wine experts and serious students of Sicilian wine culture and history will cherish the book for a long time.--Subhash Arora "delWine/Indian Wine Academy" (5/6/2013 12:00:00 AM)


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"Wine drinkers who like their wine and vine facts with generous helpings of history, culture and geography will enjoy "The World of Sicilian Wine." Nesto and di Savino have written a handy and informative guide for the wine tourist and armchair traveler alike."--Gerald Boyd "Wine Review Online" (6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM)


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"The authors really do take the title seriously, revealing a stunning 360-degree examination of Sicily's world of wine."--Mike Veseth "The Wine Economist" (9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM)


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"This is a fantastic read . . . not just for wine people, but people who are studying Greek and Roman literature and mythology and Italian and Renaissance history. There are so many applications for this book beyond just learning about wine."--Lynn Krielow Chamberlain "iWineRadio" (10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM)


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"Authoritative and humorous."--Joe Roberts "1WineDude.com" (12/1/2013 12:00:00 AM)


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"I really enjoyed this book. . . . [It] succeeds in taking us on a voyage through this complicated but magical wine region."--Ian D'Agata "Decanter" (12/1/2013 12:00:00 AM)


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A fascinating, well-written study of an area by an accomplished duo who bring Sicily and its wines to life.--Jancis Robinson "JancisRobinson.com" (1/2/2014 12:00:00 AM)


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"With this book, the authors have given Sicily and its wines an exceptional tribute...they have succeeded in making the story of Sicilian wine both understandable and entertaining, without compromising the academic integrity of the work."-- "Cronache di Gusto"


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"A full exploration of Sicilian wine, complete with. . . the region's enological and viticultural evolution, best wineries and most significant wines. . . . A mix of culture, anthropology and more enrich the book. There is no book like this one available on the market."-- "Gambero Rosso's International Tre Bicchieri" (7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM)


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"We also owe a great deal of gratitude to Bill Nesto MW and Frances di Savino for their superb book, The World of Sicilian Wine. . . . [T]he book is a tour de force on Sicilian wine."-- "International Wine Review" (6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM)


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The World of Sicilian Wine . . . does more than toss around the word terroir, it burrows deep within it and gives it real meaning."-- "Esquire" (8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM)


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"Top 10 Wine Books of 2013: Nesto and Di Savino have given us a model for how to write about an Old World wine region. . . . If you are interested in Sicilian wines or simply the history of Sicily, this is your book.-- "Tom Wark's Fermentation" (12/18/2013 12:00:00 AM)


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An essential starting point for anyone interested in the island's wines or Italian wine in general.-- "Wine Spectator" (12/31/2013 12:00:00 AM)


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With scholarly accuracy and depth . . . this oenophile's resource spans all aspects of Sicilian wine, from flavor to geography, varieties, viticulture, terroir, and more.-- "Santé" (12/1/2013 12:00:00 AM)


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Wine lovers will appreciate this well-researched book on Sicily's wine industry.-- "Italian America: The Sons of Italy Book Club" (1/1/2014 12:00:00 AM)


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An excellent survey of an important wine region of Italy that is all too often overlooked by wine writers. . . . Accessible to anyone with an interest in Sicilian wine and a passing familiarity with wine terminology.-- "Italian Wine Central" (3/1/2014 12:00:00 AM)


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I can recall no work that captures so completely in English the story of Sicilian wine. Keep The World of Sicilian Wine handy on your reference shelf, devour it like an Inspector Montalbano page-turner, or use it as a guidebook to the vineyards.-- "The Art of Eating" (3/1/2014 12:00:00 AM)


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A nifty guide to an up-and-coming wine area.-- "Miami Herald" (5/14/2014 12:00:00 AM)


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The sheer weight of historical, geographical, and viticultural information is enough to make this the definitive English-language book on the island's wines.-- "The World of Fine Wine" (6/14/2014 12:00:00 AM)
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