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Tre Bicchieri in New York City

Masses of Italian wine lovers assemble for grand tasting
Masses of Italian wine lovers assemble for grand tasting
Diane Letulle

Tre Bicchieri 2014 was February 6 at the Metropolitan Pavilion on West 18th Street. The event featured a huge array of Italy's best wines. Hundreds of attendees -- including wine press, wine trade, and wine collectors-- sampled wines from all over Italy, from the Veneto to Sardinia. The event was sponsored by Gambero Rosso, which awarded the best wines a one to three cup rating, with three cups (tre bicchieri) being the top honors.

Some of the stand-out wines of the tasting included:

Lo Sparviere Franciacorta Saten (sparkling) from Lombardy / awarded two cups

Cannonau di Sardegna Ballu Tundu Riserva 2010 from Sardinia / awarded two cups

Chiarli 1860 Pruno Nero Dry Lambrusco from Emilia Romagna / awarded two cups

Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Riserva 2009 from Tuscany

Feudi di San Gregorio Taurasi Piano de Montevergine Riserva 2009 from Campania / awarded two cups

Rocca Della Macie Chianti Classico Famiglia Zingarelli Riserva 2009 from Tuscany

Mastrojanni Brunello di Montalcino 2008 from Tuscany / awarded two cups

Fattoria Colleallodole Montefalco de Sagrantino Colleallodole 2010 from Umbria

Gambero Rosso began as a publishing house with magazines, guides, wine, cookery and travel books. In recent years, the organization expanded to include the Cities of Taste in Rome and Naples dedicated to exploring the vast universe of Italian food and wine.