Veronelli’s gold guide to italian wines

An authoritative source to discover Italian “wine masterpieces”: for the first time the iconic Guide is available for professionals and wine enthusiasts from all over the world thanks to a new – completely free – smartphone App in English language.

Variety and complexity are distinctive characteristics that contribute to making Italy a unique place, always able to charm people of all backgrounds. A place animated by a multitude of environments, historical events, cultural resources, productions and tastes that, in terms of value and density, have no equal in the world. This wonderful scenario has an essential element in wine: being the highest expression of excellent agriculture and the ambassador of Italian culture and know-how in the world at once.

To discover and learn about a landscape that includes – next to famous names such as Barolo, Brunello di Montalcino and Valpolicella – hundreds of production districts and unique vines, it is essential to rely on a specialist. Seminario Permanente Luigi Veronelli, a non-profit association founded by the father of Italian wine critics in 1986 will be your guide through this oenological journey across Italy.

Philosopher, intellectual, journalist and writer Luigi Veronelli (1926-2004) travelled through post-WWII Italy, making known agricultural and food treasures born from a millenary peasant civilization. In fifty years of activity, in addition to countless articles, he has dedicated many publications to this oenogastronomic heritage; one above all the Guida Oro I Vini di Veronelli, the first guide to Italian wines. An iconic piece of history which is renewed and published annually by the Association, now led by Andrea Bonini, formerly Veronelli’s assistant.

In this troubled period marked by the Covid-19 pandemic, Seminario Permanente Luigi Veronelli – which is based in Bergamo, one of the most affected provinces – wishes to invite professionals and wine enthusiasts from all over the world to discover the Italian “oenological masterpieces”. The new Veronelli’s Gold Guide to Italian Wines App for iOS and Android is dedicated to them, with detailed information on 2,136 producers and over 16,000 wines evaluated by the tasters Gigi Brozzoni, Marco Magnoli and Alessandra Piubello.

To support vintners and producers in this sensitive time, Seminario Veronelli also decided to release the app for free on both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. A small contribution in the hopes that everyone will soon be able to toast with the best wines of Italy, leaving these difficult and painful months behind.