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    Southern Italian Wines take Center Stage at Radici del Sud

    Showcasing Southern Italy While most people are familiar with the wines of Central Italy and Tuscany (Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Super Tuscans, Trebbiano, etc.) and those of Northern Italy (Barolo, Barbaresco, Amarone, etc.), the wines of Southern Italy are lesser known. The fact that Italy has over 500 grape varieties, making it that much more challenging. Yet, winemakers, wine tasters, journalists and many others are doing their part to promote wines of the south.  Radici del Sud is one such organization. Since 2005, Radici del Sud endeavors to shine the spotlight on Southern Italy by featuring wines produced from native grapes in Puglia, Basilicata, Campania, Calabria and Sicily.  Radici del…

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    More from the Barrels of Basilicata: Terre dei Portali Greco-Fiano #Wine

    Greco-Fiano, Another Lucanian Gem Basilicata, originally known as Lucania, is a beautiful region in southern Italy.  It is located in between Pulia and Campania, right above Calabria.  The region is characterized by mountains, parks and coastlines to the east and west. Basilicata’s geography also includes the volcanic Monte Vulture, as well as the faults in Melfi, Potenza and Monte Pollino areas.  These physical features are responsible for the variable Mediterranean and continental climates in Basilicata. The food and wine of Basilicata are also impacted by it’s geography.  Typical foods include pork, lamb, fish, olive oil, peppers and vegetables all nourished and grown in their volcanic soil. Naturally, the wine grapes…

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    Basilicata Aglianico and Veal Osso Buco #Wine #Travel

    The Beauty, Food and Wine of Basilicata Basilicata’s Landscape San Fele, Potenza by Studio EG Beautiful Basilicata, Italy Basilicata by Studio EG Basilicata is a hidden beauty located on the instep of the Italian boot-shaped peninsula. Originally given the name Lucania, from the Lucani people who once populated the area, Basilicata is the mountainous region in southern Italy that rests in between Pulia and Campania.  Mountains make up 47% of Basilicata, with Mount Vulture, an inactive volcano, being one of its key geographic features. The region has several parks, like Pollino National Park, that separates Basilicata from Calabria in the south. Potenza and Matera are its two provinces.  This southern region also…

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