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Sick of winter already? Me too. Let us draw the shades, turn up the thermostat, play Hawaiian music, don shorts and a t-shirt and grab a pair of sunglasses. Our wine glass might as well play pretend. I say send it to the hot iron tip of the heal of the boot of Italy: Puglia, specifically Salice Valentino DOC: Continue reading
After last week’s Garnacha Blanca review, we delve into increasingly obscure depths this Thirsty Thursday. Fiano is our grape of choice.
Today’s example comes not from the vine’s famed Campania but further southeast in Salento: Italy’s sun-bleached heal-tip:
It is unbearably hot, flat, and dry here. That heat produces nearly half of Italy’s olives. Next, hot climate red grapes Primitivo and Negroamaro comprise equal thirds of wine production. Whites barely register. But Fiano keeps a heal-hold. Continue reading