Don't take 'sniff out' the bad way. The image in my head was of the pig finding the best truffles.
As I confessed before, my knowledge of Italian wines could be better. It was one of the reasons why I made it to the Alto Adige tasting 2 days ago.
As I was doing the rounds one of the winemakers Elena Walch insisted that I had to attend the Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri Tasting on Monday, March 3rd in New York.
She said, you must come.
One of her wines was selected in Vini d'Italia 2008/ Italian Wines 2008, the Gambero Rosso- Slow Food Wine Guide.
I had to do a little bit of detective work since the New York event had no easy to find registration info to be found online.
Thanks to the help of a wine importer, I was able to fetch a phone number that opened the doors of the event to me.
It is sold out by the way.
It seems to be quite an event if it matches the previous one as reported in The Best Italian Wine: Tasting Tre Bicchieri 2007 on Vinography.
What Alder emphasizes about the San Francisco tasting in 2007 is the sense of individuality that permeates the choices made for the guide and this event.
Of the thousands of wines they check only about 305 get the top rating of Tre Bicchieri (3 Glasses) in what some call The Italian Wine Bible.
Tuscany won 65 followed by Piedmont with 61.
It seems that a number of people prefer the Espresso guide (Italian only).
I will find out for myself on Monday and report to you.