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In the April 30, 2013 Issue

Oscar Farinetti

The man behind the fast-growing Eataly phenomenon wants to conquer the world with Italian cuisine. From Turin to Tokyo, he’s taken his culinary bazaars to fascinating heights of quality. A look at his vision for the future and at what makes this unique entrepreneur tick.

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Piedmont: A free chart offers an alphabetical list of all Piedmont wines reviewed for the tasting report in this issue.

Cover Story

Oscar Farinetti’s Global Quest - Oscar Farinetti outlines his quest for bringing Italian wine and food culture to the corners of the world.
A Growing Wine Empire - Long before Eataly, Farinetti was a vintner. Today, he has interests in eight Italian wineries, the largest of which is the beautiful Piedmont estate of Fontanafredda


Tasting Reports

California Values - More than 100 flavorful wines that deliver quality at bargain prices

WineSpectator.com: Always on the hunt for a bargain? Browse our frequently updated lists of Top Values, high-scoring wines at great prices; Easy Finds, inexpensive, quality wines made in large quantities; and Wineries for Value, producers that have made the most values in their region.

Barolos Worth the Wait - A cool 2008 vintage delivers wines that hark to an earlier era, with the structure and body for long-term aging
FREE: Piedmont Alphabetical Listing - More than 780 wines were reviewed for this report. A free alphabetical list is available. WineSpectator.com members can access complete reviews for all the wines tasted using the online Wine Ratings Search.

WineSpectator.com: BONUS VIDEOS: Learn more about the great wines and top producers of Piedmont in our Italy video series, including:

  • A Tale of Two Barberas: This Italian grape is known for its ripe fruit and vibrant acidity. But not all Barberas are the same. Learn about the distinction between Alba and Asti with vintner Luca Currado Vietti and senior editor Bruce Sanderson.
  • Best of Italy—Gaja: Meet top Italian producer Gaia Gaja as she pours a classic Nebbiolo from the Langhe, the Gaja Conteisa 2008, at the 2012 Wine Experience.

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