Yesterday I escaped from the bookstore (and our super-busy used book buy counter) to work an off-site event at Fort Mason Center for the annual Gambero Rosso Italian Wine tasting. And while I didn't get a chance to sample any of the hundreds of wines being poured, I did manage to talk with oodles of Italian wine fans, a cult-like crew that brimmed with excitement for the 2012 Italian Wine Guide!
The Gambero Rosso guide to Italian wine is an amazing production, rating and reviewing more than 20,000 wines from close to 2,500 producers, and folks were chomping at the bit to get theirs. Maybe due to the fact that the 2012 guide won't officially release for months yet, and the copies we had available yesterday were shipped directly from the bindery to the event. Nice to have friends in high places, yes?
The upshot of all of this is that I managed to save just a few copies to have available for sale here in the store! So if you (or someone you want to do something nice for) want to get a copy way before the clamoring masses, simply disregard our website's 'not available' notice and put that copy in your shopping cart! Or come in to Green Apple and check the wine and spirits shelves in our cooking section. (click here to go to the item listing on our site)