Category Archives: Italy

Angelo Gaja Supports GMO Vines


Dear all, It’s been too long since I posted last. My daytime job has claimed almost all of my time, research for the updated version of the book on Italian wine that I co-author has tken the rest. That will … Continue reading

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The Good Life


The week-end of 12 to 15 September 2014 was one to remember, with tremendous impact on all senses. My family and I began it by attending the Pharrell Williams concert at Forum in Copenhagen on Friday night. Great concert, starting … Continue reading

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Radici del Sud 2014 – Day 5


Saturday, 7 June: Competition tasting was now in full swing, and “my” jury sat down to a morning of Pugliese rosés and an afternoon of rosés from the rest of southern Italy. Puglia rosés: Puglia is, of course, a great … Continue reading

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Radici del Sud 2014 – Day 4


Our fourth day, Friday 6 June, would feature a morning of producer tastings and an afternoon of the first competition tastings, ending at the Cibus restaurant in Ceglie Messapica with a vertical of Cefalicchio’s Jalal moscato bianco. Another round of … Continue reading

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Radici del Sud 2014 – Day 3


The third day, Thursday 5 July, was also dedicated entirely to producer meetings. Again, a lovely mixture of old acquaintances and new discoveries. Among the “old friends” I particularly noted the following: Tenuta Monaci/Severino Garofano were in fine form, as … Continue reading

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Radici del Sud 2014 – Day 2


Wednesday 4 June marked the beginning of single-producer tastings. There are two sessions in a day, with 15-20 producers at each session. I knew many of them already, but some were new. It was great to reconfirm the excellence of … Continue reading

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Radici del Sud 2014 has begun


My favourite wine event of all, the delightful Radici del Sud, has started its 2014 edition. This year – as last year – at the lovely Masseria Caselli resort near Carovigno. The focus of this event, indigenous Southern Italian grape … Continue reading

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