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:
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
Franciacorta Pas Dose 33 Ris. 2009
Franciacorta Brut Milledi 2012
Franciacorta Rose Milledi
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
Amarone della Valpolicella Cl. Caldarote 2011
Barbera d’Asti Sup. Nizza La Court 2013
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
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
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