Category: William Nesto
Chianti Classico: The Search for Tuscany’s Noblest Wine, a history of the fabled Italian wine co-authored by Programs in Food & Wine instructor William Nesto and wife Frances Di Savino, was the only book penned by Americans to win an award at a prestigious Parisian wine conference this year.
The jury of the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV) bestowed Chianti Classico with the 2017 Special Mention Award in the “Monographs” category. The honor recognizes “the best works published over the past two previous years which provide an original and relevant contribution, with an international significance for the vine and wine sector,” according to the organization.
Programs in Food & Wine instructor and certified Master of Wine Bill Nesto, who teaches in the MET Wine Studies program, and co-author/wife Frances Di Savino were feted last month when their book celebrating the history of the modern wine appellation known as Chianti Classico was named a winner at the 2017 Gourmand International World Cookbook Awards.
Chianti Classico: The Search for Tuscany’s Noblest Wine explores the history of Italy’s Chianti region and its signature wine. It became the only entry from the United States to win in the “Drink Special Awards” category during the ceremony, which was held on May 27, in Yantai, China.
Learn more about the Gourmand Awards here.
William Nesto—a senior lecturer in MET’s Food & Wine program and one of only 312 certified Masters of Wine in the world—has co-authored a new book with his wife, Frances Di Savino, which celebrates the history of the modern wine appellation known as Chianti Classico. Their book, “Chianti Classico: The Search for Tuscany’s Noblest Wine,” published by University of California Press, is due in stores September 20, 2016, just in time to accompany the Level 1 course for the four-part Wine Studies certificate program in which Nesto is an instructor.
MET Wine Studies instructor and Master of Wine Bill Nesto coauthored The World of Sicilian Wine (UC Press, March 2013) with his wife Frances Di Savino. The book has received many positive reviews, including a recent one in the quarterly The World of Fine Wine (issue 43), which calls it an “impressively scholarly new book.” The review asserts that “the sheer weight of historical, geographical, and viticultural information is enough to make this the definitive English-language book on the island’s wines.”