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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 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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The Annual Pilgrimage


It has been a good while since I last posted on this blog. That has been mostly due to higher priorities, such as family and work, which, however, in no way have prevented me from partaking of the great things in life. I … 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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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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Radici del Sud 2012 – Tasting Notes – Azienda Agricola I Favati


Another small Campanian producer whose wines I had not tasted before. The property is owned by the Favati family and includes 10 hectares of vineyard, 5 of which are in the noted vineyard called Pietramara, at an altitude of some … Continue reading

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