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Alternative Grape Varieties

Darby's Italian Wine Blog 2010

Darby is currently in Italy doing some serious research on the wonderful wines of the Centre (Umbria) and South (mainly Puglia and Sicily).

Sagrantino, trebbiano, malvasia, fiano, primitivo, negroamaro, greco, nero'd'avola, aglianico and many others.

I'll be putting up a few stories and notes on the road, a bit irregularly as most of my time I'll be tasting and talking about food and wine.

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Into Puglia for more food and wine 
After enjoying a week in glorious Umbria we are now down south in Puglia - land of primitivo, aglianico, negroamaro and the rest. We exited Umbria via …

Why don't Italians drink Rose? 
Rose wine seems very unpopular in Rome. After a week of being a tourist in Rome I have the overwhelming impression that rose doesn't rate as a wine …

La Darbia: an old farm transformed into a touristic country house for wine lovers Not rated yet
Wine and food tourism in Italy has become a real economic trend today. Italy has always been considered as a point of reference in the wine and food field, …

Every time I Sip Italian Wine I Feel Refined Not rated yet
Wine Sipper says: For any wine drinker interested in exploring the endless variety of interesting wines, with a never-ending realm of possibilities …

Meeting my old friend Cinsaut in Italy Not rated yet
One of my favourite varieties is Cinsaut, an unfashionable variety known mainly from the Languedoc Region of France. Before the 1980s we called it Blue …

Susumaniello variety from Puglia Southern Italy Not rated yet
Susumaniello is a red wine variety which has been used in the Salento region in Southern Italy for time immemorial. It was just one of many varieties …

Is Sagrantino the Italian Tempranillo Not rated yet
Sagrantino is the premier red wine variety in Umbria Italy. Sagrantino di Montefalco is the wine that I have enjoyed most over the few days I have stayed …

Wine Centurion go forth and conquer..... Not rated yet
Hello Darby, hope you experience some new and wonderful wines, trust you will now get your Dopple Wine Century membership. I took digital photos of …

Mushrooms with pesto and goats cheese Not rated yet
Well we haven't left Australia yet but last Sunday I decided to get in the mood with some Southern Italian cooking to go with a Fiano. So I tried out …

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