Most famous Italian wine guide, which has been published annually since 1987 (another is the Veronelli Guide ). The correct name, which is also mentioned on the cover, is actually "Vini d'Italia". It is published by the Roman publisher Gambero Rosso, whose name has also become the name for the Führer. He was involved in the foundation by founding Slow food well-known journalist Carlo Petrini (* 1949), who was also co-editor of Gambero Rosso for a long time. There was also a very close cooperation with Slow Food for many years, but it ended at the beginning of 2009 after 22 years.
The guide has been in German translation since 1989 by the Hallwag publishing house. In several tasting rounds, the best wines are selected by independent, professional teams and subsequently tasted, compared and evaluated in further rounds. Marco Sabellico is responsible as editor-in-chief. Gambero Rosso's special rating is in the form of glasses:
With up to three glasses (symbol without color, only contour), wines of older vintages of special quality that are still commercially available are rated. For every three three-glass awards, there is one star for the manufacturer. There are also markings for the price categories. These range from 1 (up to € 3.50) to 8 (over € 40). Wines with a particularly good price-performance ratio are marked with an *. In addition, there are special prices for the best producers in a total of nine categories, these are the best sparkling wine, white wine, red wine and sweet wine, as well as winery of the year, winemaker of the year, promoters of the year, sustainable Viticulture and top seller. In the 2013 edition, around 20,000 wines from 2,350 wineries and wineries were tasted. Of these, only 399 wines received the coveted three glasses, 24 more than in 2012.