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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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  • Zinfandel

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

  • Merlot

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

  • 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 ...

  • Verdicchio

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

  • 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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  • Just won a bottle of their red wine in an online competition draw.  Waiting for it’s arrival so I don’t know what it tastes like yet.It’s a bottle that doesn’t name the country of origin or grape variety on their label, only the brand  ‘Pig In a Poke’ and  the name ‘Old Spot’  with either Red, white or Rose.Pig  in a poke means   to buy (receive... Read More

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  • Li Veli Orion Primitivo Italy 2008

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    a very smooth, delicious wine, with good fruit; goes with any italian food, tomatoe-based, or meat, pasta. Outstanding value. Read More

    Wine review by brickerwein


  • Li Veli Orion Primitivo Italy 2008

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    Wine review by brickerwein


  • Castellani Primitivo 2000

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    Wine review by rholna


  • Pordere Il Caio Umbria Rosso 2005

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    Wine review by zeptogator


  • Ravelli Bianco di Puglia 2009

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    Wine review by duncan 906


  • 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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    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


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