Marc Millon set to release ‘Italy in a Wineglass – the taste of history’

Marc Millon‘s book Italy in a Wineglass – the taste of history is set to be published by Hurst (UK) on April 18 and by Melville House (USA/Canada) May 21st.

From the ancient Greeks to the Medici, and from fascism to feminism, writer and wine expert Marc Millon reveals how the story of Italy has always been entwined with that of wine. Through the millennia, it has been a celebratory libation at great events, given solace in times of despair and fortified warriors before battle. Whether Possessioni Rosso, still made by descendants of Dante; Barolo ‘Lazzarito’, from a wine estate founded by the son of Italy’s first king; or Terre Rosse di Giabbascio, pressed from grapes grown on ex-Mafia land, the peninsula’s wines provide an intoxicating insight into the ideas, events and personalities that shaped Italian history.

“It’s not often that a wine writer can engross and enthrall you with the history of a culture where wine merely plays its part along with many other players,” comments Oz Clarke OBE in a review of the book. “Marc Millon does this absorbingly and impressively, telling the intriguing, exasperating, but ultimately optimistic story of Italy and its wines.”

The book is available to pre-order on this link: