• #RadicidelSud,  #wininghour,  Apulia,  Basilicata,  campania,  Italy,  Puglia,  radici,  Sicilia,  Sicily

    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…

  • #wine,  Apulia,  Puglia,  Rosé

    It’s Primavera, Perfect for Tramari Rosé of Primitivo

    Primitivo can be Crisp and Refreshing too! Primavera, or spring, in Italian, is so much more than the end of the winter season.  Primavera or spring signals life, rebirth, renewal and rejuvenation.  Spring is a time for longer sunlight hours and warmer weather. Animals come out of hibernation and nature follows suit by growing and flourishing. Flora and fauna emerge everywhere. While flowers are growing and birds are singing, winelovers are thinking about wines to reinvigorate their palate.  I found just the thing-Tramari Rosé of Primitivo. Tramari Rosé of Primitivo is produced by Cantine San Marzano of Puglia. San Marzano is a village located in the Primitivo di Manduria DOC…

  • #wine,  Apulia,  primitivo,  Primitivo di Manduria,  Puglia,  Wine Tasting

    Feel the Heel with these 10 Primitivos

    Ten Must-Try Bottles of Primitivo di Manduria Manduria, Puglia c/o Consorzio di Tutela Primitivo di Manduria An early ripening grape variety known as Primitivo, or Primitivus in Latin, produces a beautiful wine that every winelover should experience. It is genetically identical to Zinfandel, as well as the Croatian grape, Crljenak Kastelanski. So, you like the flavor profiles in these grapes, you’re in the right place.  There is no secret, though, if you want good, authentic Primitivo, you go to Puglia.  Puglia, located in the Southeastern part of Italy, forming the heel of the Italian boot, is major producer of Primitivo and it is considered one of their most distinguished red…

  • #wine,  Erminio Campo,  primitivo,  Primitivo di Manduria,  Puglia,  Wine Tasting

    Erminio Campa, A Pearl in Primitivo di Manduria

    Pure, Primitive and Palate Pleasing Pure, unadulterated Primitivo.  That’s what you get when you sip a glass of Erminio Campa Primitivo di Manduria.  I had the pleasure of visiting Erminio Campa Viticoltore on a Press Tour to explore the Manduria region of Puglia.  I was immediately drawn to their wines, as it was love at first taste!  I knew I wanted to learn more. Interacting with Ermino Campa Ermino, Francescoand Valentino Campa Erminio Campa is a fantastic wine producer in Puglia, located in Taranto, in the municipality of Torricella.  This is a typical area of Primitivo di Manduria, about 3 km from the Ionian Sea. The vineyards have been in…

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    Piacere dell’Apulia: Primitivo e Cavatelli con Gamberetti e Melanzane Arrabiatta

    Scrutare e Piaceri dell’Apulia Lecce, Puglia L’Apulia, la regione allungata, conosciuta come “Tacco” a dell’Italia, si trova tutto sulla sua costa orientale e ha come limitrofi Molise nel nord e Campagnia e Basilicata a ovest.  L’Apulia confina con il Mar Ionio e l’Adriatico e ha la più lunga linea costiera in tutta Italia.  Questo lungo litorale è favorevole per il commercio con la Grecia e altri paesi europei.  La regione è divisa in sei province: Bari, Barletta-Andria-Trani, Brindisi, Foggia, Lecce e Taranto. La provincia di Lecce si riferisce spesso come la “Firenze del Sud” grazie alla sua magnifica architettura barocca su tutte le sue chiese e palazzi. Funzioni di Taranto…

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