Shana Speaks Wine

Wine Marketing Consultant and Journalist

Drinking out loud. 

Tre Bicchieri - A Visual Report

Picture this. A college party in some frat house basement.  Hot and chaotic, everyone is jostling to get their turn at the keg, clutching the plastic cup of brewskie protectively to their chests as they muscle through the crowd.  Small knots of friends yell at the top of their voices in order to be heard over the roar of others.  Now, replace the basement with a large, white-walled hall, the t-shirts and baseball caps with suits and ties and the plastic cups with wine glasses and you have a pretty good idea of the madhouse that was the Tre Bicchieri tasting. 

Tre Bicchieri translates to three glasses and is the highest rating given to a wine given by Gambero Rosso, an Italian food and wine magazine, publishing group, and sponsor of this event.  Many of the wines represented were beautiful, but damn, that was a shitshow to get a taste.  

In lieu of a written roundup of the best in show (I would have been trampled if I stopped to write anything down), I've pulled together a gallery of my favorites. 

 

 

Bubbles

Bubbles

Chianti

Chianti

 

Amarone

Amarone

Corvina clones, cab sauv and syrah blend

Corvina clones, cab sauv and syrah blend

More Amarone

More Amarone

Love this bottle shape

Love this bottle shape

Back in Piedmont territory

Back in Piedmont territory

The newest Barolo release from a good Piedmont producer

The newest Barolo release from a good Piedmont producer

Franciacorta, one of Italy's great sparkling wines

Franciacorta, one of Italy's great sparkling wines

More Barolo

More Barolo

This was a massive plum bomb - in the best way

This was a massive plum bomb - in the best way

 

More Piedmontese offerings - Barbera dAsti

More Piedmontese offerings - Barbera dAsti

And another Barbera for good measure

And another Barbera for good measure