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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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2013 Summer Holidays – Campania – Part 4 – Aglianico del Vulture


This is the fourth installment of tasting notes from my 2013 summer vacation in Southern Italy, as introduced here: https://oleudsenwineblog.wordpress.com/2014/03/01/2013-summer-holidays-intro/ The time had now come for the tasting of the noble aglianico wines from the slopes of extinct volcano Monte … Continue reading

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Polvanera – Joy of Gioia


I am remiss. I should have written a post in praise of Polvanera a long time ago. The reason for my tardiness is not that I have wanted to keep it to myself; on the contrary, I want to spread … Continue reading

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Radici Del Sud 2013 – Impressions and Results


On 5 – 9 June this year, the 2013 version of Radici del Sud took place at the lovely Masseria Caselli resort near Carovigno in Apulia. For reasons of spreading the good word about the wines of the South, Nicola … Continue reading

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A major birthday celebration


The bunch of wine fanatics that I hang out with normally has a schedule of 3-4 get-togethers every year, but whenever one of our number has a special birthday we gather out of order, as it were. In January of … Continue reading

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Radici del Sud 2012 – Tasting Notes – Pietraventosa


As stated previously, the Gioia del Colle zone of Apulia is enjoying a strong revival with its primitivo wines, which up until fairly recently had taken a decidedly second-rank position relative to the primitivos from the Manduria zone. Compared to … Continue reading

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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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