The Wines and Foods of Piemonte

A look at Italy's greatest wine and food region, with thoughts from winemakers and chefs
Thomas Hyland
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Chicago, Illinois
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The Wines and Foods of Piemonte

My name is Tom Hyland. I am a freelance writer/photographer specializing in the wines and foods of Italy. Over the past fourteen years, I have made more than 60 trips to wine regions in Italy, talking with producers in their cellars, walking with them in their vineyards and tasting their wines. 

I have also visited hundreds of restaurants throughout the country and have come to know numerous chefs who have taught me the lessons of pairing local foods with the most typical local wines.

I have written about Italian wine and food for several publications in the United States and England including Decanter, The World of Fine Wine, Sommelier Journal and Quarterly Review of Wines. My photography has also been featured in several of those publications; I am represented as a photographer by Cephas Picture Library in England.

This book is a look at the wines and foods of Piemonte in northwest Italy. Besides being a beautiful region, it is also home to a wonderful heritage of local wine and food products. No other Italian region has so many great restaurants - be they humble or spectacular - in their wine districts than does Piemonte.

The Project

This book will be the first in a series of books about wine and food; not only Italy, but Champagne and other regions as well. While Piemonte is a region that is famous, it is not as well known as it should be, especially for its cuisine. While the casual traveler may head elsewhere, Piemonte is most assuredly a destination for the serious wine and food lover!

I will be working with the University of Nebraska Press on this hardcover book. Along with text on thoughts from wine makers, producers and chefs, there will be a section of at least two dozen full-color photos, which will give the reader a better idea of the beauty and creativity of this region.

If you decide to help me, you will be rewarded.  I’m offering several quality prints from the book as well as a signed copy of the book itself.  See the “Perks” section for details.

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  • $10USD
    Thank you

    I will list your name as a contributor on my blog, Learn Italian Wines.

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  • $15USD
    Barolo Tasting Notes

    I will send you a pdf file containing my tasting notes on more than 150 examples of Barolo from the newly released 2010 vintage along with commentary on other recent great Barolo vintages such as 2006 and 2004.

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    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $25USD
    One photo

    I will send you one 8x12 print from the book.

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    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $50USD
    Two photos

    I will send you two 8x12 prints from the book.

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    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $100USD

    I will send you one autographed copy of the book.

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  • $150USD
    Book plus photos

    I will send you an autographed copy of the book plus prints of two photos used in the book.

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