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.