Posts Tagged ‘Italian Wine’

Luxury Wine Tour of Apulia

March 19, 2010

Luxury Wine Tour of Apulia, a fantastic opportunity to visit the unspoiled Puglia region with its amazing wineries, tasting their delicious wines and experiencing the quality of the regional cuisine.

Great food&wine, astonishing landscapes, deep culture&traditions, elegant and luxury accommodations… always feeling the warmth of locals!!!

Wine production in Puglia is among the first ones in Italy, with Apulian producers mostly focusing on quality production.

Puglia is rich of autochthonous grapes having great potentials, such as Negroamaro, Primitivo and Uva di Troia, which in the last years have become more and more popular, therefore contributing the the rebirth of Apulian wines. The wines mainly representing Apulia are reds and roses, however in the region are also produced interesting white wines, also with autochthonous grapes.During the tour you will taste the following grape varieties: Moscato of Trani, Verdeca, Malvasia of Salento, Primitivo, Salice Salentino and Negroamaro.

All visits to winemakers (Rivera; Cocevola; Albea; Rubino; Due Palme; Leone De Castris) involve a visit to the cellars, an introduction to the wines produced hold by the owner or the local oenologist and a wine tasting with some local food appetizers.

OTHER TOUR DATES: Sep 05, Oct 10

Group size: The trip is based of minimum 8 travelers.

(see the video overview)

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Vignai da Duline

March 9, 2009

Here is a great wine story from David Weitzenhoffer who imports artisan Italian wines.

Vignai da Duline is a husband and wife team producing incredibly small quantities of wine from old vines. When I say small quantities most people don’t realize how small: 400 cases of pinot grigio, 250 of Tocai, 150 of Refosco, 200 cases of chardonnay, etc…. Many producers, certainly distributors, and even some consumers would ask “why bother?”  ………

To read the full story and watch a short video follow this link.

To find the wines in the USA please contact David directly.