The authors of this attractive publication take you on a tour of twelve prestigious Italian wine houses from Lombardy to Abruzzi. They introduce you to their respective products and tell you more about the individual character of these superior wines and their makers. ‘Re’ Edoardo Valentini, ‘Maestro’ Giuseppe Quintarelli, Francesco ‘Josko’ Gravner, Francesca ‘La Muti’ Romana Rivelli and Angelo ‘Numero Uno’ Gaja are just some of the evocative names among this illustrious company. Each of these wine-makers has his or her own story and opinions. Every house has its secrets, legends and traditions. Above all, this book is intended as an ode to the fabulous diversity of Italian wine and to the warm-heartedness of the people who live and add to its culture every day.