Testimonials

The world of Italian wine in a nutshell! How brilliant, educative and entertaining! Great job!

Dr. Joseph Schuller

Master of Wine and director of the Austrian Wine Academy

Italian Wine Unplugged is the most enjoyable way to learn about wine aside from actually drinking it. Stevie Kim, grande dame of all things vino, has crafted the ultimate comprehensive and easy-to-use guide on Italian wine.

Joe Bastianich

Restaurateur, wine and food writer, TV personality

Italian Wine Unplugged is needed now more than ever. Italy, as a wine producing country, has rediscovered its roots from Valle d’Aosta to Puglia and this book helps break it all down. If you want to be in the know, Italian Wine Unplugged will get you started.


Jeff Porter

Beverage Director for Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group

The history of Italian vineyards and its native grapes is one, if not THE most diverse in our global wine community. The greatness of this country and its wines is made up by the huge complexity of the different appellations and the immense number of indigenous varieties. With "Italian Wine Unplugged," true experts of this wine country offer their vast experience to help wine aficionados as well as professionals understand the sheer grandeur and depth of Italian wine. A must-have for Italian wine lovers!


Andreas Wickhoff

Master of Wine and General Manager at Weingut Bründlmayer

The corollary of the return in force of the diversity in Italian native grapes is the learning of these varieties. All these grape varieties, we will have to tame them, understand them, love them, make others love them. A huge e-book for this task!


Bernard Burtschy

Wine expert and author at Le Figaro Vin

Italian Wines Unplugged not only compiles a great amount of the most up-to-date information about Italian grape varieties and appellations in one place but it also provides the student of Italian wine useful tools such as a flash cards, mind maps, and photos to help make the information stick! It is as visually compelling as it is comprehensive.


Henry Davar

Wine Educator and Business Development Manager at Breakthru Beverage Nevada

Amazingly in-depth Italian wine information displayed simply and elegantly.


Madeline Puckette

Co-founder Wine Folly

Italian wines have always been the Achilles heel for many wine professionals --- myself included.  Here comes a fantastic tool to help to solve that program: Italian Wine Unplugged.  Highly recommended as a study guide, as a reference book, as something must-have for all Italian wine lovers.


Yang Lu

First MS in China & Corporate Director of Wine at Shangri-La International Hotel Management Group

I see Italian Wine Unplugged as the post-modern companion to your journey into Italian wines. You can either use it as a reference book for your learning programme or just decide your own exploration path and have the book as your illuminating background. Systematic and sound, but using a friendly language, approachable for all wine lovers. It is a lovely entry point to understand Italian complexity.


Pedro Ballesteros Torres

Master of Wine and wine writer

Italy is one of the most fascinating wine countries in the world, but many people, including top wine professionals, are still confused about the plethora of indigenous grapes that make Italian wine so special. Italian Wine Unplugged: Grape by Grape finally brings these grapes into the light in a way everyone can understand. It's a must read for anyone who loves the wines of Italy.


Adam Teeter

Co-Founder VinePair

According to Monty Waldin’s erudite foreword, Italy possesses 590 grape varieties planted across more than 500 different regions. Impossible to learn about all this? Not now this wonderful E-book, master-minded by Stevie Kim and Ian D’Agata, is available on your screens. The Romans called Italy ‘Enotria - The Land of Wine’ and here it all is.


Steven Spurrier

Wine expert and author at Decanter