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Veronelli Luigi

The Italian wine journalist and wine critic Luigi Veronelli (1926-2004) was born in Milan. After studying humanities and philosophy, he became a publisher and in the fifties, in addition to philosophical and political papers, he published the culinary magazine "Gastronomo" with great success from 1956 onwards. He subsequently wrote for many newspapers and magazines, wrote numerous books on wine and worked for the Italian TV station RAI. Veronelli was an avowed advocate of the French appellation system and was committed to its implementation in his homeland. For a long time, he was critical of the DOC system because he felt that it did not have a sufficiently consistent effect on quality. This led temporarily to his exclusion from Italian television. Animated by a trip to California at the beginning of the 1980s, he propagated the barrique ageing process, which ultimately contributed to a boom in the process, which had previously been virtually unknown in his home country.

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