The Luigi Veronelli collection: Italian gems from decades past

The Luigi Veronelli collection: Italian gems from decades past

Michaela Morris reports on an exclusive tasting of rare Italian wines from the personal collection of the late journalist Luigi Veronelli…

The Luigi Veronelli collection

Luigi Veronelli (1926-2004) was a legendary Italian wine journalist who encouraged, counselled and brought deserved recognition to many of Italy’s smaller wineries.

A true champion and defender of Italy’s gastronomic culture, he was also an avid wine collector and amassed more than 70,000 bottles in his lifetime. In 2017, Astor Wine & Spirits acquired a portion of this incredible personal collection.

I was invited to The Study at Astor Center in New York City on 3 November 2017 for a tasting of these treasured bottles. Speaking at the event were Veronelli’s daughter Elena, his long-time assistant Gian Arturo Rota and a handful of producers from Italy, some of whom had been close friends with Veronelli.



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