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The New Wines of Mount Etna

An Insider’s Guide
to the History and Rebirth of a Wine Region

Making wine on Europe’s largest active volcano doesn’t come easy. Frequent changes in topography, elevation, and weather influence each vintage and every winemaker has an interpretation of the evolving volcanic landscape. American wine expert Benjamin Spencer takes us beyond the vines to explore the history and rebirth of the region that has everyone talking about Sicily.

Features: The New Wines of Mount Etna is available as a traditional paperback and for digital readers.

  • Viticultural and Enological practices
  • Etna wines to taste
  • Etna wineries to visit
  • A cultural and geological history of Mount Etna


The New Wines of Mount Etna | New York Times

“A fine textbook. In straightforward prose, Mr. Spencer traces the long history of making wine within the eruption zone of an active volcano … Excellent armchair traveling.” – Eric Asimov

The New Wines of Mount Etna | Winner Gourmand Award

Gourmand Award, Food Culture

Etna Wine School |

“This book is a total joy. It is a travel guide (do not even think about heading to Sicily without a copy); it is a get-to-know-you; it is a reference book; it is a love letter.” – Tamlyn Currin

The New Wines of Mount Etna (eBook)

The New Wines of Mount Etna is the first book in the English language dedicated to the volcanic wines of Mount Etna. This book is filled with information, data, and stories about the history and wines that have everyone talking about Sicily. We use this book in all of our online courses. This version of the book is downloadable on our website.

What people are saying . . .

“A fascinating read and an indispensable resource.”

Stephanie Johnson
Wine & Spirits Magazine

Introduction to the Wines of Mount Etna (Course)

The only online program dedicated to the volcanic wines that have everyone talking about Sicily.

These online courses are accessible with a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Lessons combine video lectures, curated readings, and assignments, which prepare you for the online exam. Students who pass the course receive an official Etna Wine Enthusiast™ Certificate.

What people are saying . . .

“I really enjoyed taking the course. It was quite informative for a beginner and sparked my enthusiasm to take it further.” — Lee Large, USA

“Eccezionale!!! For those who are Italian like me, I highly recommend it.
The materials are clearly explained and easy to understand. An exciting and fun course. I also recommend the book ‘The New Wines of Mount Etna.'”

— Giuseppe Messina, Italy


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