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Last June during a visit to Puglia I was reminded again of how privileged we wine writers are. I was standing on the roof terrace of a white masseria -like hotel overlooking an intensely blue...

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On Saturday I wrote in Getting to grips with Puglia about the Radici del Sud wine competition that was held over three days and four nights at the beginning of this month. I feel I ought to...

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See my reviews of 232 current Puglian wines in which I describe my recent visit to Puglia. I am seen here in typical Blackberry mode (taking notes, not sending emails) with fellow judge David...

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See also my overview of Puglian wine , as well as 114 tasting notes taken on the same trip but from other regions in southern Italy . As I confessed in A foretaste of Puglia , I...

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20 Jul 2011: See also Getting to grips with Puglia , tasting notes for 232 Puglian wines as well as the tasting notes for 114 other Radici candidates from around southern Italy. Finally,...

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In a nutshell: Heady blending wine and varietals for export. Main grapes: Negroamaro, Malvasia Nera, Primitivo(aka Zinfandel), Uva di Troia (red). Puglia is the local name...

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Bibendum Wine of London NW1 have made absolutely masses of reductions on everything from fine to basic wine in a sale that runs 10-31 July. There's so much discounted that it's worth looking...

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Another strong example of Puglia’s distinctly diverse terroirs was presented to me during Radici del Sud in a second vertical tasting organised by Franco Ziliani (see also that of Duca...

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When I was lamenting the fact that I saw too little originality in some of the wines from Puglia that I tasted during the Radici del Sud event last June, I was immediately slapped on the...

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This week we have two themes: Walter's manifold reports based on his stay in Puglia as a participant in Radici del Sud, designed to showcase the wines of southern Italy, and my reports on...

Tags:  Puglia, NZ

Update: There are some interesting additions to the list of winemakers who play music to their vines/wines on the forum , with naturally the odd dissenting opinion. Last weekend, before...

Tags:  ageing, microx, Puglia

Puglia is not the most beautiful part of Italy. The horizon reveals endless parched scrub, littered with ancient towns cobbled together from the local limestone, and connected by cracked, dusty...

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Restaurants have played a considerable part in the inner city regeneration that has taken place in the UK over the past five years because they are able to take advantage of the...

Islington in north London is, according to many, the new West End with scores of restaurants, drinking houses and outlets for retail therapy along its main drag, Upper Street (which also boasts,...

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