The Italian wine journalist and wine critic
Luigi Veronelli (1926-2004) was born in Milan. After studying humanities and philosophy, he became a publisher and published in the fifties in addition to philosophical and political papers with great success from the year 1956, the culinary magazine "Gastronomo". As a result, he wrote for many newspapers and magazines, wrote numerous books on wine and worked for the Italian TV channel RAI. Veronelli was an avowed advocate of the French appellation system and campaigned for its implementation in his homeland. For a long time, he was critical of the DOC system because, in his opinion, it had too little consistency on quality. This led temporarily to the exclusion from the Italian television. Animated by a trip to California in the early 1980s, he propagated the Barrique
, which ultimately contributed to a boom in the hitherto almost unknown in his homeland procedure.
Through his publications, he has contributed a great deal to the increase in quality in Italian viticulture. in the wine guide
"Veronelli Guide" (Veronelli - Wines from Italy), which continues to appear after the death of Veronelli, is annually the result of stringent criteria wine reviews
presented by over 6,000 wines from 1,500 producers. The rating system awards up to three stars for excellent, very good and good wines. A sun stands for superior quality with a wine that has been represented in the guide for at least three years with good ratings and at least 91 points for the tasting 100-point system
has reached. All wines are classified in price ranges, as well as after maturation and maturation marked. You can also find information about cultivation, hectares and grape varieties as well as the location of the wineries. Another very well known Italian wine guide is Gambero Rosso