Name of varietal: Aglianico
Common synonyms: Aglianico del Vulture, Ellenico, Ellanico, Eilanikos, Agliatica, Uva Nera
Parentage of the grape: indigenous to either Greece or Italy
History of the grape: There is documented proof of the existence of Aglianico in Basilicata, Italy as far back as the 6th century. There are three versions of how it got there, and as of press time, there is no concrete DNA proof of what is correct. One theory is that it was brought to Italy from Greece, and is the reason why it is sometimes called “Ellenico” meaning “from Helena,” a.k.a. Greece. Another is it was planted by the Greeks in Campania to grow a local Falernum, which was their equivalent of a First Growth. The third theory is that it grew wild in Southern Italy, but was first discovered by the Greeks, who called it “Eilanikos,” which means “vine in the trees.” So the Greeks had something to do with it, but just what is uncertain Read more »

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  • The white was a hit last night. Let's see what the red has in store for us. ... Barbera, Montepulciano and Aglianico made in a fresh Beaujolais  style. Great daily drinke Read More

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  • Okay, it was dinner out with the folks at Oakland's Pizzaiolo, right down ... Barbaresco and 2008 Grifalco Aglianico del Vulture. Both imported by Oliver McCrum, who lives and works about the same distance from the restaurant as I do.  (Okay, I'm a tad closer.)  You can read about the wines at his website. OMWines will not sell to retailers wh... Read More

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  • I think Pinot Gris/Grigio. T'Gallant from the Mornington Peninsula, ... ... &Italy of course. Gamay, Aglianico, Rhone whites, Yeringberg Marsanne/Rousanne. Complementing the umami whilst not overpowering subtle flavours or being overwhelmed by some robust flavours would be a fascinating trial and error experienc Read More

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  •   So here's the next challenge I'm throwing down to those who think they can match wine to anything. ;-)Less tropical than either the first challenge or the second one--match wines to this locale and cuisine ,,, First some scenery, both countryside and urban. Will show different seasons because time-of-year has a great effect on menus in this co... Read More

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  • Jen - there are a few wineries down there. Calahan (sp?) is one of the ... ... d'Avola for example, or Aglianico. And they make very credible versions. Good for them. Place is called Cougar winery. I went there thinking that it was a promising name, but I actually stayed for the win Read More

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  • Hoping that some of you might be able to help me out. I'm going down to AZ for vacation next week. I'm really only broadly planning which areas to go to now, and I really want to nail down some plans so I can have some idea of what we're doing! I know that there is some wine tourism in Arizona. Do you guys know anything about the wines or wineri... Read More

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  • Tormaresca Aglianico Castel del Monte Bocca di Lupo 2001


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  • If you want to learn all there is to know about wine, you will have to live a ... a ... Dolcetto, lagrein, aglianico from Italy can all be had in very good forms for less than $25, often a lot less.  (The world's best dolcetti (the plural) are Chionetti and the Abbonas, Anna Maria being my favorite, and they are right around $20.  Really good... Read More

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  • Hello,My name is Kim and I just happened across this site tonight and was quite impressed with it.  To be as brief as possible, I love wine and would love to learn as much as possible about it, particularly so that I can better contribute to my Facebook page I just started called "For The Love Of Wine."  I impulsively decided to start it last ni... Read More

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  • Hey edwilly - haven't seen you around for a while. I know you know this, ... Garnacha, Mourvedre, Bobal, Aglianico, Nero d'Avola, Touriga Nacional, and other sunny weather grapes. It's just that there's no market for them and people drink CA wines by grape. It's a shame really.Petite Sirah is, as you know, a progeny of Syrah but has little in ... Read More

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