Gambero Rosso Senior Editor Marco Sabellico at the Tre Bicchieri event at the Metropolitan Pavilion New York City
BY DWIGHT CASIMERE
The 200 best Italian winemakers from Italy made their way to four American cities, New York's Metropolitan Pavilion , Chicago's Bridgeport Arts Center, Los Angeles's Magic Bar at the Reef and San Francisco's Fort Mason Center, for the Italian Academy Awards of Wines, Tre Bicchieri (three glasses) 2018. The wines were a robust selection from both legendary and new wineries in all of the major Italian wine growing regions; Tuscany, Sicily, the Veneto, Lombardy, Piedmont and some lesser known, such as Marche, Basilicata, Lazio and Molise. Each of the wines had its individualistic stamp, yet proved its worthiness to receive the designation of either two (due) or three (tre) bicchieri.
Presiding over it all was Gambrel Rosso Senior Editor Marco Sabellico. Masi of the Veneto was named Winery of the Year, presenting its Amazon della Valpolicella Cl. Campolongo di Torbe 2011, Amazon Valpolicella Cl. Val Armaron Serego Aligheri 2011, both awarded Tre Bicchieri, and its Trento Brut Conte Federico Riserva 2012 from Bossi Fedrigotti, which was also awarded Tre Bicchieri.
Among the favorites was Casa Di Mirafiore Barolo Palagalla Casa E. di Mirafiore 2013 (Tre Bicchieri), Nino Negri Valtelina Sfursat Carlo Negri 2015 (Tre Bicchieri) from Lombardy and Nortolomiol Valdobbiadene Brut Rive San Pietro di Barbozza Motus Vitae 2015 (Tre Bicchieri) from the Veneto.
Maria Elisabetta Fagiuoli of Montenidoli (below)