Monthly Archives: August 2012

Decanter feature on native Italian varieties


Just wanted to alert you to this interesting post on the Decanter web site by Ian d’Agata: http://www.decanter.com/wine/labels/34131/slideshow/0/10-native-italian-varieties-worth-seeking-out?dec#index=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.decanter.com%2Fwine%2Flabels%2F34131%2Fslideshow%2F0%2F10-native-italian-varieties-worth-seeking-out%23slideshow One can always discuss his selection, but he had to find 10 only, and there are a couple of my own favourites … Continue reading

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Radici del Sud 2012 – Tasting Notes – Cardone


Cardone Vini Classici is an old acquaintance of mine, and for decades have been a trustworthy source of high-quality wines from the Itria Valley in Apulia. Indeed, for quite some time they were without doubt the leading producer (in quality … Continue reading

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Radici del Sud 2012 – Tasting Notes – Vigne & Vini (Varvaglione)


Vigne & Vini is a major operation in the Salentino area of Apulia. The Varvaglione family started a winemaking operation here in 1921 and the business has grown from these beginnings to the present size. Annual wine production is some 10 … Continue reading

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Radici del Sud 2012 – Tasting Notes – Azienda Agricola I Favati


Another small Campanian producer whose wines I had not tasted before. The property is owned by the Favati family and includes 10 hectares of vineyard, 5 of which are in the noted vineyard called Pietramara, at an altitude of some … Continue reading

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2012 summer drinking – the rosé post


It’s a cliché, I know, but summertime calls for rosé. To that extent, it is probably not very novel or inventive of me to come up with a post dedicated solely to rosé wine. On the other hand, I have … Continue reading

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Hiatus


Dear all, My blog has been quiet for three weeks now, I know. This is due to vacation laziness. I will shortly be resuming, and aim to have the first post-vacation post out by then end of this week. My … Continue reading

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