top of page
Italian Wine Notes

                                      By Gary Grunner & Bob Lipinski

Italian Wine Notes received Five Stars from the Readers Favorite Book Review along with such great praise from the professional wine trade along with so many Italian food and wine lovers like yourself when it was released.

The book is in the process of being updated for its overdue 3rd Edition. Italian wine is a life time journey that keeps changing and keeps you on the edge of your seat with anticipation of what will be next!

A simple to use book for lovers of Italian wine and food (regional foods, cheese, meats, olive oil). All the important Italian grapes and wines are covered including background, and sensory evaluation. Each region is covered (DOCG, DOC, and IGT laws, square miles, population, soccer teams, total production), along with all 73 DOCG and most of the DOC wines. Recommended producers, along with a glossary and phonetic pronunciations of all terms, wines, grapes, and so forth. A great book for anyone traveling to Italy.​


“Traveling to Italy or taking a trip to your local wine shop? Italian Wine Notes is your best companion”

"Gary Grunner"

“Italian wines and their myriad of laws and regulations are difficult for most people to understand. No more! Bob & Gary have created a thoroughly sensible, helpful, and down-to-earth approach to Italy’s wines, foods, and culture!  

" Giovani Bertani – Tenuta Santa Maria alla Pieve Winery & Villa Mosconi Bertani, Veneto Italy    

“A great read and engaging tool for anyone seeking to learn more about Wines of Italy, the dedicated producers who craft these wines andthe remarkable and unique regions they hail from.                                                            "Pier Paolo Celeste – Italian Trade Commissioner, Executive Director for the USA"


"Another great book from Gary and Bob! …It’s amazing how they make it so easy for anyone to fall in love with the world of Italian wines!

"Massimiliano Giacomini USA Export Manager Cantine Ferrari Trento


“Expert or beginner, Italian Wine Notes is a must for everyone”

 Tom McLoone, Beverage Director of Club Metropolitan N.Y.C



Books by:
Gary Grunner & Bob Lipinski
bottom of page