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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 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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Salentine Sanity – the Wines of Alessandro Carrozzo


The house of Cantina Vitivinicola Carrozzo Alessandro was not known to me until Marina Alaimo published the following beautiful account on the Luciano Pignataro web site: http://www.lucianopignataro.it/a/alessandro-carrozzo-lanima-piu-autentica-dei-vini-salentini/46828/ The description by Marina was so fascinating that I had to try and get … Continue reading

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Radici del Sud 2012 – Tasting Notes – Cardone


Cardone Vini Classici is an old acquaintance of mine, and for decades have been a trustworthy source of high-quality wines from the Itria Valley in Apulia. Indeed, for quite some time they were without doubt the leading producer (in quality … Continue reading

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Radici del Sud 2012 – Tasting Notes – Vigne & Vini (Varvaglione)


Vigne & Vini is a major operation in the Salentino area of Apulia. The Varvaglione family started a winemaking operation here in 1921 and the business has grown from these beginnings to the present size. Annual wine production is some 10 … Continue reading

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My Wine Week in Review – Week of 2 – 8 July 2012


You will have to put up with another slightly long post, but this has been one of the better weeks in vinous terms; but then it is always thus when my old wine pals and I get together for one … Continue reading

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Radici del Sud 2012 – Impressions and Results


I had the great pleasure and honour of being invited as an expert judge for the seventh edition of the Radici del Sud wine festival, which took place at the formidable Borgo Egnazia resort (http://www.borgoegnazia.com/#/en/) in Savelletri di Fasano, Apulia, from … Continue reading

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