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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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  • Verdicchio

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

  • 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...

  • Sangiovese

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

  • 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...

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  • Dear Wine Peeps,Where is Temecula? We are in Southern California, just 90 ... ... has been often compared to Southern Italy and France. Our soil as a high granite composition, and we get nightly coastal breezes that cool the grapes. We are know for having a dominate Rhone variety and many other interesting Grenache, Syrah, Cab... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Temecula WIne Buzz

  • It’s always a thrill when you find that perfect pairing.It happened this weekend when having a casual dinner with friends who had just returned from southern France. We nibbled on tomato salad, fennel salami, lentils and green beans, and a special treat, duck breast rolled with foie gras (smuggled back in their suitcase).After depleting the firs... Read More

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  • Hello everyone, my name is Mike Madaio and I'm excited to be a part of the Snooth Mentor program, focusing on Italian wines. Despite the subject heading (which means - I think - "Let's drink some Italian wine!"), I am not from Italy, but I was raised in an Italian-American family and thus have targeted (but not limited!) my obsessions to that cu... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Beviamo del vino Italiano!

  • Mastroberardino White Blend Campania IGT 2008


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    Wine review by smiles813

  • Mastroberardino Fiano di Avellino 2009


    This is fairly fruity on the nose, and could be easy to dismiss with the prominent apricot fruit but further inspection reveals lovely fennel, honeycomb, and jasmine undertones. Rather lean on the palate, fresh and direct with an impression that is very similar to the aromatics, apricot with fennel edges and some light hazelnuts tones picking up... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Castellani Primitivo 2000


    No written review

    Wine review by Ecclesiastes114

  • I Piani Isola Dei Nerughi I.G.T. Rosso 2007


    Very tasty wine, intensive aroma Read More

    Wine review by wolszczak

  • Mario Ercolono Saserello 2009


    very pleasent,,,black cherries and pepper add some depth, excellent with veal Read More

    Wine review by MediaGal

  • Regaleali Cygnus 2002


    No written review

    Wine review by TizianaManiezzo

  • San Zenone Toscana 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by 6680

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