Cinzia Benzi #162


Cinzia Benzi - a writer, a woman of wine

Born in Canelli in 1970, Cinzia Benzi has a deep affection for Monferrato and Piedmont. However, she has always had the desire to leave regional borders to explore the world. Alongside [his/her] love for travel, [he/she] has a passion for reading. Cinzia Benzi divides her time between Milan, the city that adopted her and allowed to measure her professional skills, and the sea: she is often in Cesenatico, a seaside village where the quality of life still matters a lot. Cinzia takes refuge in Romagna where she finds the affection of many friends. Canelli always remains a fixed stop in her constant travels and since 2020 it has returned to being the home that Cinzia shares with her husband Daniele, the love of her life. France, Cinzia’s adopted country, has been the backdrop for her serious yet light-hearted wine studies and cherished friendships. Fond memories of unforgettable days in Bordeaux inspire her to translate them into words through her books. Her psychology studies have been instrumental in shaping her current path. Cinzia feels fortunate that her passions have seamlessly turned into professions. Her journey into the gastronomic world began with a chance encounter with journalist Paolo Marchi, creator of Identità Golose, an international culinary congress where she has been involved for years. Food, like wine, has become an obsession for her. Cinzia’s literary journey includes books such as “Moreno Cedroni” and “Susci more than ever,” among others, where she shares her experiences with a fantastic team. She regularly contributes articles to Identità Golose and the Identità Golose Guide. However, a noteworthy publication authored by Cinzia, among others, is “Château d’Yquem” we will tell more.

The Exceptional diary of the gastronomic galaxy

Cinzia Benzi, a woman with an insatiable curiosity, has always applied herself with a keen sense of observation to learn everything possible about wine. Her overwhelming passion unveils a gourmet soul deeply enraptured by the gastronomic galaxy. Alongside her love for wine, she adores writing about food, wine, and the effervescence of the world. Traveling is another passion she holds dear. In her diary on, she shares her travel notes, culinary adventures, and recounts the story of the wine universe in all its majesty, featuring numerous interviews and tastings.

Château d’Yquem: the book that celebrates the genesis of the king of Sauternes.

Château d’Yquem stands as a legend, born from the mysterious alchemy of Botrytis cinerea and human expertise. As the only Premier Cru classé Supérieur de Sauternes since 1855, it enjoys global renown. Its radiant hues, rich aromas, centuries-old legacy, exceptional terroir, and unexpected pairings all contribute to its enduring allure.

This book unveils some of its best-kept secrets, offering insight for both seasoned enthusiasts and newcomers alike. Through words and images, it invites readers to embark on Yquem’s timeless journey. In this book, the tale unfolds from the courageous Joséphine de Sauvage d’Yquem, guardian of Yquem’s destiny in the 18th and 19th centuries, to the charismatic Pierre Lurton, its current president and CEO. It chronicles a historic tasting with chef Massimo Bottura at Osteria Francescana in Modena, offering glimpses into Yquem’s present and future under the guidance of Lorenzo Pasquini.

Cinzia Benzi’s prose unveils long-kept secrets, a heartfelt homage to the essence and enchantment of Yquem, drawing readers closer to its mystique. The captivating photographs by Francesca Brambilla and Serena Serrani capture Yquem’s essence in vivid detail, inviting both connoisseurs and newcomers alike to delve into its magic.

Published by Seipersei Editions, the book features texts by Cinzia Benzi, captivating photographs by Francesca Brambilla and Serena Serrani, and illustrations by Gianluca Biscalchin. Prefaces by Andrea Grignaffini and Lorenzo Pasquini, along with thoughts from renowned figures such as Massimo Bottura, Eleonora Cozzella, and Paolo Marchi, enrich its narrative. So Must Read Must Have! Definitely!