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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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  • Zinfandel

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

  • Primitivo

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

  • 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...

  • Negroamaro

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

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Riunite d'Oro Moscato Trebbiano NV


    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


    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

  • Layer Cake Primitivo Jayson Woodbridge 2008


    No written review

    Wine review by nventure

  • Promessa Syrah Merlot Italien a Mano 2009


    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

  • Vigne & Vini Papale Primitivo di Manduria DOC 2006


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    Wine review by jonhaupt

  • Coppadoro Radicosa Red 2003


    This is a great example of how great Montepulciano can be - for a long time I thought it only made cheap, pizza wine. This, on the other hand, is on another level. Rich, dark fruit, big body. Moderate acidity. Tannin is certainly there, but is balanced. A great sense of old world dirt. Silky smooth finish. I love this wine! Read More

    Wine review by Mike Madaio

  • Agricole Vallone 'Riserva' Vigna Flaminio 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by davethewav9

  • Layer Cake Primitivo Jayson Woodbridge 2008


    I like it. It has a lot of that classic Zin smell and some of the flavor. Happily, it was not near the overly jammy side of the Zin scale.For me, the finish kept in the like a lot, but not love category, at this point in time, anyway.A good finish, especially with a zinfandel, is like a ski-jump. And the finish propels one down the slope and sen... Read More

    Wine review by CJLew

  • Layer Cake Primitivo Jayson Woodbridge 2008


    Not over-the-top amazing - tannins aren't quite as bold as I like when I sit down to enjoy a glass of wine, and the nose is quite a bit bolder than the flavour. But given the reasonable price point and ready availability, I have a feeling that this will become one of my go-to table wines in the future. Read More

    Wine review by soychicka

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