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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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  • Primitivo

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

  • Aglianico

      Grape: Aglianico Color: Red   Main Regions: Italy (Apulia, Basilicata, Campania).   Description...

  • Verdicchio

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

  • Merlot

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

  • Sangiovese

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

  • Zinfandel

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

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  • Ravelli Bianco di Puglia 2009

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    Most of the wine I drink is red,mainly because I usually drink it with food and I eat meat but the other day I had a mackerel so I decided to have a white wine as this would be a more suitable accompaniment.The Ravelli was on clearance price at the local supermarket so I bought a couple of bottles.The label states that it is a blend of Malvasia ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Sud Primitivo di Puglia 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by luca chevalier


  • Poderi Foglia Concabianco 2009

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    Apricot,peach.Deep yellow gold.Powerful.Satin. Read More

    Wine review by AmyMurayama


  • Once again from our friends at Ohio's own:"Hello, Friends -The weather is getting cooler and that makes it just perfect for the upcoming Cleveland Beer Week, October 15-23, a nine-day celebration of craft brews. This unique event features hundreds of tastings, dinners, educational programs and activities at more than 125 restaurants, bars and sp... Read More

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  • From our friends at TheWinebuzz.com : It's not over yet. Summer, that is.  Labor Day may be fast approaching, but the real end of summer isn't until September 22 - a full three weeks away. And one of the best things about late summer in this neck of the woods is the annual Taste of Little Italy, a benefit for the Montessori School at Holy Rosary... Read More

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  • (A great little wine publication out of Cleveland, Ohio: www.Thewinebuzz.com )NORTHEAST OHIOAugust 18Vegan DinnerBistro 185, 991 East 185 St., Cleveland. Featuring Vegan Chef Jakub Mejstrik; Tex-Mex theme entree. Reservations: 216-481-9635 www.opentable.com August 20Dinner on the DiamondProgressive Field, Cleveland. 6:30 pm; $250/table for two... Read More

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  • I'll be visiting the Campania region and possibly Emilia Romagna in a few weeks and was looking for some recommendations for wineries which offer tastings.  I have a list of wineries I'd like to visit and I know I'll probably need to call first or rely on my relatives for recommendations, but was hoping some of you had visited some in the south. Read More

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  • Masserie Pisari Salento Rosso 2006

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    nice wine that develops from stong tannins to a little fruit to a smoot finish. Great wine for the price. Drink with a hamburger and grilled asparagus watching the sunset. Read More

    Wine review by ozfarms


  • I just read somewhere recently that Ansonica, grown in Tuscany, is the same ... same ... so widespread in Southern Italy and Sicily. I had never heard that before. Can anyone enlighten m Read More

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  • The New Texas Wine LexiconIn more critical terms, Texas wine consumers will be faced with an increasing number of wines made from varieties of grapes that aren’t the usual and recognizable grapes of Bordeaux or Burgundy (e.g. Cabernet, Chardonnay and Merlot). However, these will be wines made from grapes that are better suited for Texas’ growing... Read More

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