Author(s): Aline Coquelle
For more than three years, Aline Coquelle, the well-known globetrotting photographer, and Gelasio Gaetani d'Aragona Lovatelli, a member of one of the oldest aristocratic Italian families, have followed the map of Italy's best wines. Thanks to Gelasio, readers are introduced to a tribe of artistic and wine-loving amici, who share their passion for their country's bounty. The Italian Dream Book is an escape into the effortlessly elegant Italian lifestyle, discovering hidden corners, savoring food and wine, and sharing joyful times with convivial friends from the foothills of the Alps to the hill towns of Tuscany to the relaxed southern seasides.
With a degree in art history and anthropology, nomadic Parisian photographer Aline Coquelle has always traveled the world. She has lived and worked in Central and South America, Asia, and Africa, she has contributed to prestigious international publications, and she has shot marketing campaigns for luxury brands. Her other books with Assouline include Palm Springs Style (2005), The Cartier Polo Games (2006), and Polo: The Nomadic Tribe (2009). Winemaker, industry consultant, cellar advisor, speaker and visiting lecturer, Count Gelasio Gaetani d Aragona Lovatelli has learned about life through wine and about wine through life. He is an eclectic and versatile authority on Italian and international wines, having traveled and worked in the U.S., South America, England, and the Far East. A writer and raconteur, he has published A spasso con il vino (Feltrinelli, 2013) and Vini, Amori (Bompiani, 2014). He is also an Italian style and brand ambassador, bringing together tradition, passion, and experience in international strategy consultancy."