Tag: Puglia

The sipping forecast – part one

Under the watchful eye of our buyer and Italian wine expert David Berry Green, a trio of our winemakers reflect on the progess of Italy’s 2014 vintage Giovanni Scarfone at Bonavita, Sicily After a dry winter with little rain and higher than average temperatures we were met with a wet spring. The summer was very […]

Puglia, where the future looks ‘rosato’

Spurred on by an impressive display of Italian wines made from autochthonous southern grapes at the June’s event ‘Radici del Sud’, as covered in my blog, I took to the road last week to explore the vineyards of Puglia, stretched out across the ‘heel’ among the olive groves, in an attempt to find out where […]

Preparing the ground for Berrys’ Italian tasting in London, September 8th…

It’s been an absorbing two weeks on the road covering nearly 4000 kms between Piemonte and Puglia. As outlined in my previous blog, my destination was the Puglian town of Savelletri di Fasano for the Radici del Sud southern wine fest, but I made the most of the opportunity there and back to visit current […]

From Piemonte to Puglia’s ‘Radici del Sud’ Tasting of Southern Italian Wines

I’m fresh out of the ‘Radici del Sud’ tasting of southern Italian wines here in Savelletri di Fasona, Puglia, after three days of sampling indigenous white and red varieties. I was privileged to be part of an international panel of judges lead by Jancis Robinson MW. Like Jancis, it was my first visit to the region, whose […]