Terroir Academy

On the Subject of Terroir: Getting It Right Means Understanding What It Really Means

Ian D’Agata has been studying and analyzing the world’s great wine terroirs for over thirty years, and has already penned one award-winning book on the subject: his new book dealing with the terroirs of Italian wines, co-written with Michele Longo, will be published shortly. In this article, Ian gives us an exclusive preview, covering the basic essentials to understanding terroir as it relates to wine.
by Ian D’Agata

A Study in Terroirs: The Wines of Italy and China Made with the Same Italian Native Grapes and Same International Grapes

For the first time ever, Chinese wines made with Italian native grapes were showcased at this at Vinitaly. In this article, Ian D’Agata, our Editor-in-Chief who organized this world premiere tasting masterclass for the 2024 edition of the fair in Verona, analyzes how differently, or not, the same grapes express themselves in completely different terroirs.
by Ian D’Agata