I became an Italian Wine Professional late last year and I’m looking for some quality reading material to continue my education and broaden my knowledge.
Are there any books you all would recommend?
Thank you for the help!
Native Wine Grapes of Italy by Ian D'Agata, first and foremost. Every year's Slow Wine Guide has a great focus on producers.
Its a little older but sure helped me Vino Italiano by Joe Bastianich & David Lynch.
The Chianti Classico book by Bill Nesto MW is very good and in-depth.
Kerin O'Keefe has a few specific books on the subject. I enjoyed Brunello di Montalcino: Understanding and Appreciating one of Italy's Greatest Wines. Comprehensive yet concise history with producer profiles and public perception of each.
I second this one. Recently written and current. I use it as a reference but is an easy read.
Look to the Wine Scholar Guild for a more in-depth 'course books' on Northern and Southern Italy. The books mentioned by others are fantastic to read. Look to websites out there by many of the Administrative Regions, they have a ton of information and is most current.