Monthly Archives: September 2012

Radici del Sud 2012 – Tasting Notes – Guastaferro


I have finally come round to one of the really great discoveries of the wonderful Radici del Sud 2012 Festival. I know I sound like (and probably am) an old fart when I say that I have long yearned for … Continue reading

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Radici del Sud 2012 – Tasting Notes – Vinicola Savese/Pichierri


I revert to publishing my tasting notes from this lovely event. In my overall post on this event I already mentioned the Pichierris, writing the following: “For decades, the Pichierri family of Sava were the only quality producer in the … Continue reading

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Best Italian Wine Awards


Go check out this site: http://www.biwawards.it/site/ This is a new competition to annually decide which currently available wines are Italy’s 50 best. That must be an incredibly difficult task, and perhaps in reality may not make too much sense vis-à-vis … Continue reading

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Severino Garofano


Just a short ping to point you in the direction of a lovely interview with the wonderful and thoughtful hero of southern Italian wine, Severino Garofano: http://www.lucianopignataro.it/a/severino-garofano-il-principe-del-salento/3472/   Yours truly Ole

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Sentimental Fool


I have a confession to make: I am a sentimental fool. I mostly think of myself as a very unromantic, straightforward, no-bullshit person, with few illusions about myself or the world. But this is quite likely a total illusion, for … Continue reading

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Salentine Sanity – the Wines of Alessandro Carrozzo


The house of Cantina Vitivinicola Carrozzo Alessandro was not known to me until Marina Alaimo published the following beautiful account on the Luciano Pignataro web site: http://www.lucianopignataro.it/a/alessandro-carrozzo-lanima-piu-autentica-dei-vini-salentini/46828/ The description by Marina was so fascinating that I had to try and get … Continue reading

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Primitivo – Manduria and Gioia – Post


Go find a lovely post here on Mimmo Gagliardi’s visit to two of my favourite primitivo producers, Gianfranco Fino and Pietraventosa (on Luciano Pignataro’s wonderful site, a teasure trove of information about the enogastronomic heritage of southern Italy): http://www.lucianopignataro.it/a/un-viaggio-di-ritorno-tra-il-primitivo-di-manduria-e-quello-di-gioia-del-colle/48353

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