Every March, the Italian media group Gambero Rosso rolls into Los Angeles as part of its Tre Biccheri tour, a groovy wine trade event that celebrates Italian wine excellence through its “three glasses” award. It’s the one trade shindig I never miss because it’s always ripe for a unique educational experience, one that somehow makes me feel a little smarter and a lot more ignorant about Italian wines at the same time.
This year, the good folks at SOMM Journal allowed me to do a little write-up about the event, which can be found here (flip to page 89 for the goodness). Reading it will reveal just what a big deal earning a Tre Bicchieri award can be for an Italian winery, not to mention how difficult it is to win one. As always, please enjoy. When you’re done, flip though the rest of the publication. There’s plenty of good info to be found on their virtual pages.