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Puglia (a.k.a. Apulia) is located in southeast Italy, or as many describe it, the “heel” of the boot. Flanked by the Adriatic and Ionian seas, it’s a spectacularly fertile peninsula, known for growing olives, figs, almonds, wheat and of course, wine grapes. Its Meditterranean climate is hot, with long sunny days cooled off by ocean breezes. The region has been inhabited for many centuries, with wines factoring in throughout. The Greeks, Romans, Goths, Lombards, Byzantines, Turks and Venetians all occupied the province at various stages from several centuries B.C. up until 1861, when it was officially recognized as part of Italy. 
 
Next to wine, olive oil is its biggest industry, accounting for half of Italy’s production. Red wine has come from Puglia in profuse quantities, and garnered the region a reputation for being a terrific source of “plonk” for a long time. Producers enjoyed success for this mass production, and happily churned out oceans Read more »

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  • Primitivo

    History of the grape: At some point in the 18th century, the grape was brought over to Italy from either Caucasus or ...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Negroamaro

    History of the grape: The name is a combination of the Italian words for “black” and “bitter,” however, the latter de...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Aglianico

    History of the grape: There is documented proof of the existence of Aglianico in Basilicata, Italy as far back as the...

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  • Terrilogio Primitivo 2012

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    Rather spicy and minerally on the nose with a smoky cast to the dried herb and black olive tinged fruit. Round, a bit lusty and giving on the palate with simple but well defined black cherry and blackberry fruit. There are some soft tannins here that lends this some texture in the mouth and the acidity is bright and juicy keeping this quite fre... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Salice Salentino Riserva Sigillus Primus 2008

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    Chalky and a bit astringent on the nose with an unusual spice note that melds cedar with iris, grilled beef, and beet root. Fascinating on the nose. In the mouth this is medium plus bodied and yet it remains quite light on its feet with early suggestions of leather and juniper on the palate followed by slight bitter and earthy, if clear and fre... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Ombrato Primitivo Puglia IGT 2011

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    Dark ruby red, fine plummy-jemy nose.Now taste is really interesting: it's written on the label "well-integrated tannins", and yes, they are! Medium level tannins start right at the beginning and stay all the way to the end, creating pleasant structure of the wine. Taste is full of dark fruits, as usual but not too rich, with some wet tobacco ti... Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • Movendo Moscato NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Riunite d'Oro Moscato Trebbiano NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by amynraleigh


  • Riunite d'Oro Moscato Trebbiano NV

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    This is my favorite Moscato. It is reasonably priced and available in most grocers that carry the Riunite brand here in Ohio. I have had trouble locating it in the Philly area however. Most of the wine stores there seem only to carry the Lambrusco. Read More

    Wine review by irishffwife


  • Riunite d'Oro Moscato Trebbiano NV

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    Jammy on the nose with hints of apricot preserves and preserved lemons over a gentle floral base. This is remarkably smooth and easy to drink with soft bubbles that lead to a nice peach and floral mid-palate framed with a hint of lime oil. There's a bit more orange toned fruit on the back end and through the rather long finish. A little more oom... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Movendo Moscato NV

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    This wine is one of my first. The only others I've tried were "higher end" wines and tasted bad compared to this. I'm not a wine expert by any means but just enjoy this wine for its subtle sweetness and little bit of dryness. Read More

    Wine review by bkhayes


  • Layer Cake Primitivo Jayson Woodbridge 2008

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    Wine review by nventure


  • Promessa Syrah Merlot Italien a Mano 2009

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    A food friendly price bracket (I paid USD 10,50 including tax), and an organic wine at that! Spicy, full of liquorish, herbs, spice and black cherries. Fresh acidity makes this work well with pasta, a creamy tomato sauce and lots of parmesan. Buy a bunch of bottles and spice up a weekday meal or invite plenty of friends for a relaxed dinner fami... Read More

    Wine review by Erica Landin


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