Italy’s foremost authority on the country’s wines invites members of the wine trade and media professionals to “save the date” for its annual U.S. tour

Los Angeles, Calif. (October 17, 2018) –World-renowned Italian media company, Gambero Rosso, kicks off its 2019 U.S. Trade & Media Tour on February 27. The eight-city U.S. tour, open to all media professionals and current members of the wine trade, will feature wines from over 200 Italian wineries. The events include the prestigious “Tre Bicchieri” tastings in Chicago, New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles, the “Top Italian Wines Roadshow” in Boston and Washington D.C, as well as the “Vini d’Italia Experience” in San Diego and Atlanta.

Best known in the U.S. for its annual guide, Italian Wines (Vini d’Italia), Gambero Rosso is Italy’s foremost authority on the country’s wine, food and travel. The tour celebrates the release of the 2019 edition of the guide, which features reviews of 22,000 wines, reviewed by a panel of 53 experts.

The guide ranks the year’s newly-released wines, awarding its top rating, the Tre Bicchieri (three glasses), to fewer than one percent of the wines tasted each year. Only wineries achieving the Tre Bicchieri designation are invited to participate in the highly-anticipated global tour, coming to the U.S. in February.

The tour will also include Gambero Rosso Academy, a series of intimate master classes that provide deeper regional knowledge. Classes are presented by Marco Sabellico, senior editor of the Vini d’Italia and Lorenzo Ruggeri, editor of Top Italian Restaurants. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the seminars, acknowledging their newly acquired expertise. Courses will be announced in December.

Gambero Rosso also celebrates the launch of their 2019 English-language, digital guide to Top Italian Restaurants around the world. At each stop on the tour, Ruggeri will present awards honoring the best Italian restaurants in the city. Top Italian Restaurants is available at

Event Details:

All Gambero Rosso tour information and registration links are available online at

Tre Bicchieri tour dates and locations are as follows:

  • 27 – Chicago, Bridgeport Arts Center
  • 1 – New York City, Met Pavilion
  • 5 – San Francisco, Fort Mason
  • 7 – Los Angeles, Magic Box

Top Italian Wines Roadshow, featuring many of the top, most well-known Italian wines currently in U.S. distribution:

  • 5 – Boston, Cyclorama
  • 7 – Washington D.C., TBC

Tour dates and locations for the Vini d’Italia Experience will be announced shortly. Information will be available online at

About Vini d’Italia 2019

This year’s tour celebrates the release of Gambero Rosso’s 32nd edition of their annual guide, Vini d’Italia. Produced today in Italian, English, German, Chinese and Japanese; Vini d’Italia is the definitive resource on the country’s wines and wineries. It is the result of a year of work by an expert team of 53 tasters who have traveled the country (including Switzerland’s Canton Ticino starting this year) visiting wineries, interviewing producers and tasting 45,000 wines. The book reviews 2,485 wineries and a total of 22,000 wines, noting wines of distinction with bicchieri (glasses). This year, just 436 Tre Bicchieri have emerged — fewer than one percent of the wines tasted. Vini d’Italia is not just a collection of scores and ratings; it is a fundamental and essential volume for all those who work in the sector or are interested in quality Italian wines. Available on Apple and Amazon.

About Gambero Rosso

Gambero Rosso® is Italy’s publishing and training leader in the field of wine and food. It is the only multimedia company in the sector that offers magazines, books, guides, a website, smartphone applications, and a television channel – Sky 412. Since 1987, Gambero Rosso has represented Italian-made food and wine, testing and certifying the quality of products, telling the stories behind the flavors and traditions of the Bel Paese. In Italy, Gambero Rosso offers Città del Gusto® training courses in five cities. Gambero Rosso has developed a rich, worldwide network of partnerships with prestigious culinary institutes to promote authentic Italian culinary traditions and products.