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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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Radici del Sud 2014


Some of you may have noticed my love of the lovely Radici del Sud event. I am fond of the subject, indigenous Southern Italian grape varieties and wines, I am fond of the venue, I am fond of the food, … 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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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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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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