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The wines of Southern Italy have a come a long way to catch up to those farther north in global reverence. Civilizations have dwelled here since ancient times, and some regions, because of their geographic position, have experienced numerous invasions, with cultural influences from all over. The Southern Italian wine industry has indeed been successful, but for a long time what many people got to drink wasn’t the best of what this part of the country had to offer, and it probably came from a big jug. 
 
The Greeks have been credited with planting some of the most famous local grapes. Falanghina, a refreshing, tropical-fruity white found in Campania was one of the grapes that made up the blend for Falernum, the most famous of Roman wines. So was Aglianico, now renowned for its versatility, ageworthyness and elegance, especially in the volcanic soils of the acclaimed DOCGs Taurasi in Campagnia and Aglianico del Vulture in Basilicata. Greco Bianco and Gaglioppo are the main Read more »

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  • Aglianico

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

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Zinfandel

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

  • Sangiovese

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

  • Primitivo

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

  • Verdicchio

    Verdicchio is considered to be its native region’s most interesting white variety. Its history typifies the evolution...

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  • My husband and I traveled to southern Italy last year and while in Taormina, Sicily, Italy we had a wonderful almond wine.  It is more of a dessert wine, but not too sweet like I've found with other dessert wines.  I would like to find somewhere I could order it online or even from some place in the States.  Can anyone help?  Thanks.  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Looking for almond wine


  • RBA, there's too many good wines produced by solid people, don't send ... ... is grown in Campania, in southern Italy. The vines thrive in the porous volcanic soils around Mt. Vesuvius and the warm Mediterranean climat Read More

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  • AoK - it's not that difficult if you think about the history. In Europe, the guys would go out and plant some vines and if a particular vine put out some pretty good grapes, they'd take cuttings, root those, and get more of that grape. When invaders or travellers showed up or when people travelled elsewhere, they'd see something that looked prom... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aspiring wine lover


  • I'm with you, Mark, on the passion fruit (esp. since it'll be chemical, anyway, and I assume you're referring to some marketed powder or prepared bottle monstrosities). I also can understand where you come from on the Jack and the crisps, though I grew up on both, but will not agree with your 'unnatural' term for garlic in olive oil. Don't know ... Read More

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  • You can search past Forum threads for examples of differing wine approaches to ... Portugal or Falanghina from southern Italy, and half a good Riesling Kabinett from Germany....&nbs Read More

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  • So I am going to take your side on some things, AS, but I wouldn't call a multi billion dollar corporation anyones's "local."  Now, back in 1975 when there were a half dozen stores in Southern Cal.  (SFV to Santa Ana only), that would have made some sense.That aside, there are many good wines available at TJ's at very low prices.  The Epicurio l... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Your fave Cab under $20?!


  • Hello all!  We have a little place in the southern part of Italy, Vibo Valentia.  Every time I revisit there is something new to find, see and learn.  Last Fall, I left some newly bought wine from our local supermarket near Zambrone.  It cost me around EURO 6.   These two I particularly love so much are made from Gaglioppo grape and the Greco Bi... Read More

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  • Marramiero "Inferi" Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva Italy 2008

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    **First time guests to my venue & I started w/ Nero D'Avola and ended with Inferi. -Not short on Big, this wine is Big and closed the deal. If you want Bakers Chocolate and deep cassis; this is your wine.Great Job Marramiero. & I am sure they were pleased by the price point.. Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • I don't know where the grapes are grown, but I know that part of Texas is a lot more humid than anywhere in France and it's also a lot farther south in terms of latitude. In fact, most of it is even south of Spain. So why not look at grapes from southern Spain, Italy and Sicily? Who is growing Nero d'Avola for example? Here in Temecula there is ... Read More

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  • Karl, can you go into more detail about what you drink (or want to drink) from Switzerland? Have had cases and cases of pinot noir (both red and rose versions) from Valais and elsewhere over the years, since I often in the past was in and out of the Lake Geneva vicinity. Always on the lookout for what's good to look for on my next visit. Unfortu... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


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