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Produced by my wine pal Mark Newman, CEO and Founder of Accolade Brands Inc., the Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri Tour stopped inside Santa Monica Airport’s Barker Hanger this past week. This is what I was able to soak up having just barely recovered from a flu bug that bit me, those in bold were standouts:

Vignalta

Colli Euganei Rosso Gemola 2004

Colli Euganei Fior d’Arancio Passito Alpianae 2012

Colli Euganei Rosso Gemola 2011

 

Serafini and Vidotto

Montello e Colli Asolani II Rosso dell’Abazia 2013

Montello e Colli Asolani Phigai 2013

Bollicine Rose Brut

 

Ferghettina

Franciacorta Pas Dose 33 Ris. 2009

Franciacorta Brut Milledi 2012

Franciacorta Rose Milledi

 

Viticoltori Speri

Amarone della Valpolicella Cl. Vign. Monte Sant’Urbano 2012

 

Monte Del Fra

Custoza Sup. Ca’del Margo 2014

Valpolicella Cl. Sup. Ripasso Lena di Mezzo 2014

Amarone della Valpolicella Cl. Lena di Mezzo 2012

 

Guerrieri Rizzardi

Amarone della Valpolicella Cl. Caldarote 2011

 

Michele Chiarlo

Barbera d’Asti Sup. Nizza La Court 2013

 

Masi

Amarone della Valpolicella Cl. Vaio Armaron Serego Alighieri 2011

Amarone della Valpolicella Cl. Costasera Ris. 2011

Fojaneghe Rosso 2012 – Bossi Fedrigotti

 

Tenuto Del Cerro

Nobile di Montepulciano Ris. 2012

Nobile di Montepulciano 2013

Nobile di Montepulciano 2015

 

Marotti Campi

Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Cl. Salmariano Ris. 2013

Lacrima di Morro d’Alba Sup. Orgiolo 2014

Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Cl. Sup. Luzano 2015

 

Ruggeri and C

Valdobbiadene Extra Dry Giustino B. 2015

Valdobbiadene Extra Dry Giall’Oro

Prosecco Brut Argeo

 

Assuli

Lorando 2015

Astolfo 2014

Besi 2013

 

A slideshow of some of my favorites can be seen here.

See the entire list of wineries here.

 

Excerpts From The Invitation

The Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri Tour is the world's premier Italian wine showcase. Please join us for the ultimate, industry tasting of Italy’s highest-rated wines! Nearly 200 Italian wineries will pour wines awarded the coveted "Tre Bicchieri" ("three glass") designation, exclusively for members of the wine trade; additional wines will also be shown, including some of the year's "top value" wines from Italy.

30TH ANNIVERSARY "GUIDE TO ITALIAN WINES" CELEBRATION

Come taste Italy's "best of the best", meet the winery representatives, and celebrate the 30th anniversary of Gambero Rosso's legendary wine guide, the Vini d’Italia. Featuring more than just reviews of Italy’s finest wines, Vini d’Italia covers the brilliant, passionate individuals who devote their lives to winemaking. Today, more than 70 expert tasters comprise the team that blind-tastes 45,000+ wines annually. Of these many thousands of wines, fewer than 1% achieve the Tre Bicchieri designation. 

Gambero Rosso will visit five U.S. cities in 2017, introducing remarkable Italian winemakers and hundreds of Tre Bicchieri-awarded wines to the U.S. wine trade. Join us in celebrating 30 years of the Vini d’Italia.

Open to currently employed members of the wine trade only.

Have questions about TRE BICCHIERI 2017? Contact Gambero Rosso

Eve Bushman has a Level Two Intermediate Certification from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust, a "certification in first globally-recognized course" as an American Wine Specialist ® from the North American Sommelier Association (NASA), was the subject of a 60-minute Wine Immersion video, authored “Wine Etiquette for Everyone” and has served as a judge for the Long Beach Grand Cru. You can email Eve@EveWine101.com to ask a question about wine or spirits. You can also seek her marketing advice via Eve@EveBushmanConsulting.com