Tag: Puglia

  • Drinking Wine in Italy

    After a month in Italy there is nothing much to do except complain (again, more) about wine in BC.  The sheer misery of the options, the insane cost, the supply chain to the hospitality industry, and on and on.   What’s VAT in Italy?  22%.  Twenty-two per-cent.  And yet, and yet you can pick up […]

  • Castel Del Monte Tormaresca Trentangeli, 2014

    Puglia, down in the boot, produces some lively wine, without the heft of Tuscany (meaning price tag).  We are very fortunate that here in BC the Liquor Board stocks an enormously appealing and not too expensive red which is not only delectable but organic and can be sourced across the province.   This is an […]

  • Natalino Del Prete “Nataly” Primitivo, 2012

    Drinking this wine is like a find at Winners.  The 86 karat Spoonmaker’s Diamond in the Topkapi Palace was, the tale goes, found by a fisherman, traded to a jeweler as “a worthless piece of glass” for three spoons.  This could be Puglia’s three spoons red.  And organic to boot. No pun intended. Ever see […]

  • Verso Rosso Salento, 2013

    Local reviewer Anthony Gismondi wrote: “Wow. Delicious soft round juicy red…colour is dark, the nose spicy, the palate southern Italian rustic but with smoky, silky textures.” A little tight with his points, he gave it 89. This is my take: Wow. BC Liquor has shelves full of mediocre Italian reds, woebegone whites, and at prices […]