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Gianfranco Fino is the King of Italy


It is becoming a bit of a habit, I know, but once again Gianfranco Fino’s Primitivo di Manduria Es is the highest-rated Italian wine when all of the Italian wine guides are put together: http://iwc.civiltadelbere.com/in-2014-only-one-wine-takes-it-all-a-primitivo Just 5 years ago, it … 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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Gianfranco Fino does it again!


Many of you will know that last year Gianfranco Fino accomplished the unthinkable. His Primitivo di Manduria Es 2009 was ranked joint number 1 – with Sassicaia 2009 – in Italy in a survey of all 2012 Italian wine guides … 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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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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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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Jo by Gianfranco Fino – Article by Daniele Cernilli


Just wanted to notify you all about this lovely little article by Doctor Wine himself, Daniele Cernilli, about Gianfranco Fino’s pure negroamaro, Jo: http://www.doctorwine.it/det_articolo.php?id_articolo=413 About 3000 bottles are made each year, so this is in extremely short supply. I have … Continue reading

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