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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…

  • Calabria,  travel

    Calabria: Sun, Sea and Cirò Bianco #Wine #Travel

    Beach Lover? Consider Calabria for Your Next Vacation Calabria’s Coastline Abundant in sun, sand and sea, Calabria is located at the southernmost tip of Italy.  In fact, it is considered the toe of of the Italian boot, with Basilicata to the north and Sicily to the south.  This is an amazing location for food, wine, culture and relaxation.  Calabria has it all: mountains, national parks, Medieval villages and seaside towns that can be enjoyed all year long. Lovers of all things aquatic will be in their element, as Calabria is situated in between the Ionian Sea to the west and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the east.  There are many water…

  • Calabria,  travel

    Calabria & Cirò Rosso with Luigi, “The Handyman” #Wine #Travel

    Words & Wine with Luigi  Even though I have traveled to Italy many times, I have not spent a lot of time in the southern part of the boot-shaped peninsula.  In an effort to get more acquainted with some of the southern regions, I decided to meet up with the Calabrian Luigi “The Handyman.”  Now, if you don’t know Luigi, you should.  He is known for his role with the Gotti Family in the television reality show, “Growing up Gotti.” He was also in the 2014 “Growing Up Gotti: Ten Years Later” anniversary special. However, to me, he is known as a neighbor, a friend, a paisan, and actually a…

  • Calabria,  Italiano,  travel

    Cirò Rosso, Vino e Parole con Luigi Calabresi

    Calabria e Cirò Rosso con Luigi, “Il Tuttofare” Anche se ho viaggiato in Italia molte volte, non ho speso un sacco di tempo nella parte meridionale della penisola a forma di stivale.  Nel tentativo di ottenere più conoscenza con alcune delle regioni del sud, ho deciso di incontrarsi con il Luigi Calabresi “Il tuttofare”.  Ora, se non sai Luigi, si dovrebbe.  Egli è conosciuto per il suo ruolo con la famiglia di Gotti al reality show televisivo Americano, “Growing up Gotti”. Luigi era anche nel 2014 “Growing Up Gotti: 10 Years Later” anniversario speciale. Tuttavia, per me, e un vicino, un amico, un Paisà e in realtà un “tuttofare”! Mentre…

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