Cover image for Vino italiano : the regional wines of Italy
Vino italiano : the regional wines of Italy
Bastianich, Joseph.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Clarkson Potter, [2002]

Physical Description:
xiii, 528 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Added Author:
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
TP559.I8 B38 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

On Order



A comprehensive, authoritative survey of the wines of Italy explores the country's various wine-producing regions; identifies different wine styles, producers, and vintages; and presents a variety of delicious regional recipes, along with helpful tips for wine enthusiasts. 20,000 first printing.

Author Notes

JOSEPH BASTIANICH is co-owner (with Mario Batali) of Babbo, Esca, Lupa, and Italian Wine Merchants, as well as (with Lidia Bastianich) Becco and Felidia, and has published extensively on the subject of Italian wine. He lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.

DAVID LYNCH is the wine director at Babbo and has been a senior editor at Wine & Spirits . He lives in New York City.



La Cucina Food for the Wine recipe by Mario Batali Calabria Like their neighbors in Basilicata, Calabrians relied on heat from peperoncini to spice up an otherwise poor cuisine. Calabria's best-known wine, Cirò, is a red that can stand up to a slight chill, and has a savory character that gives it an affinity for dishes with a little bit of heat. Cirò's soft tannins make it an especially good choice for spicy dishes, since tannins in wine tend to amplify hot spices. Don't be afraid to throw a bottle of Cirò on ice a half-hour or so before serving the dish below: once you try it, the combination may become a regular part of your summer barbecue repetoire. Peperoncini alla Calabrese Serves 4 12 red or green Italian frying peppers or cubanelles 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 6 cloves of garlic, sliced paper-thin 2 cups fresh bread crumbs 1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley salt and pepper to taste 1 teaspoon red chili flakes 1/2 pound young provolone cheese, grated Preheat the oven to 450°F. Make an incision in each of the peppers from the stem 2 inches down towards the point. Carefully remove the ribs and seeds as best you can and set the peppers aside. Place 1/4 cup of the olive oil and the garlic in a cool pan and place over medium heat. Cook until the garlic is light golden brown, about 2 minutes. Add the bread crumbs and the parsley and cook until the bread crumbs are toasted a light golden brown, stirring constantly, about 4 minutes. Place the toasted bread crumbs in a bowl to cool for 5 minutes. Add the chili flakes and the grated cheese to the bread-crumb mixture and stir to mix well. Then, with a teaspoon, carefully stuff each of the peppers through the incision with as much of the cheese-bread crumb mixture as possible. Place the stuffed peppers on a cookie sheet and drizzle with the remaining oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste and place in oven to cook for 20 minutes, or until the skins start to blister and turn dark brown or black in spots. Remove and allow to cool 5 minutes before serving. These are also excellent at room temperature. Excerpted from Vino Italiano: The Regional Wines of Italy by Joseph Bastianich, David Lynch All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.