Fine Wines and Foods from Italy's North-East
By Carla Capalbo
(Pallas Athene, Paperback, 9781843680543, 256pp.)
Publication Date: February 1, 2010
The Collio is a small, crescent-shaped strip of land 80 miles northeast of Venice that borders on Slovenia. Thanks to its unique soil structure and microclimate, the Collio produces some of Italy’s top wine-making grapes and a slew of award-winning wines, including Tocai Friulano, Malvasia Istriana, and its specialty, Pinot Grigio. Filled with hundreds of lush photos, this is an indispensable culinary guide to this little-known but fantastically rich region. More than 60 wineries are profiled as are more than 70 restaurants, specialty food shops, markets, and bed-and-breakfasts. Packed with insight, this guide is a perfect resource for wine-lovers, foodies, and travelers alike.
Carla Capalbo is the author of several cookbooks, including The Food and Wine Guide to Naples and Campania, The Food and Wine Lover's Companion to Tuscany, and Perfect Pasta and Pizza.