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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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Casa d’Antino – A Danish Future for Italian Cuisine


The whole world, and for certain all of Copenhagen, is mesmerized by the prodigious success of New Nordic Cuisine these days. For good reason, the cuisine is fabulous, and combines the most hyped trends in cooking right now: Locavorism, foraging, … Continue reading

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2013 Summer Holidays – Campania – Part 3 – Greco di Tufo


This is the third installment of tasting notes from my summer vacation in Southern Italy, as introduced here: https://oleudsenwineblog.wordpress.com/2014/03/01/2013-summer-holidays-intro/ The time had come to taste the lovely white wines of: Greco di Tufo Greco is another ancient grape variety that … Continue reading

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2013 Summer Holidays – Campania – Part 2 – Piedirosso/Lacryma Christi


This is the second installment of tasting notes from my summer vacation in Southern Italy, introduced here: https://oleudsenwineblog.wordpress.com/2014/03/01/2013-summer-holidays-intro/ At this sitting, we tasted our way through a number of wines from: Piedirosso/Lacryma Christi Piedirosso is normally considered a blending variety, … Continue reading

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2013 Summer Holidays – Campania – Part 1 – Fiano di Avellino


This post features the first part of the tasting notes made while attending tastings at Tenuta Montelaura in the Irpinia hills of Campania, as introduced here: https://oleudsenwineblog.wordpress.com/2014/03/01/2013-summer-holidays-intro/ The first flight tasted was Fiano di Avellino Fiano is going through an … Continue reading

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2013 Summer Holidays – Intro


To my neverending delight, I had managed to persuade the family that we should be going to Southern Italian wine country for our three weeks of summer holidays in 2013. Not that they mind going to Italy – why would … Continue reading

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The Whites of Irpinia – Tom Maresca’s latest Post


Tom Maresca is a thoughtful and passionate writer on the wines of Italy. Read his most recent post here. I entirely share his love for the white wines (and reds) of Irpinia, as well as his conviction that this area … Continue reading

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