The Gambero Rosso Guide to the Wine of Italy U.S. tour came to an end yesterday in California.
The events — held last week and this week in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco — featured winners of the coveted “Tre Bicchieri” or “Three Glass” award, the publication’s top rating.
Barone Pizzini general manager poured the winery’s Franciacorta Brut Nature, winner of the Tre Bicchieri prize for 2015.
The guide was first published in 1987 and is widely considered the leading Italian authority on Italy’s best wines.
The name of the top rating — “three glasses” — was inspired by the fact that there are six glasses of wine in every 750ml bottle and that wine should never be drunk alone. Hence, the three glass award goes to wines that two persons will drink until the last drop.
The English-language version of the guide is to be published next month and you can buy it online in print and electronic versions (here’s the link).