Best Wines & Fun in the Sun 2013
By Bonnie Carroll
ITALY(Spiritsman)6/24/13/—Located in the ‘heel’ of Italy ’s boot, Puglia is a dream for visitors who enjoy miles of endless beautiful beaches, and warm summer Mediterranean days. It offers an abundance of olive trees and a landscape where the focus is washed ‘trulli’ buildings, in a place that seems untouched by time, but provides 70% of all the olives grown in Italy .
Having a reputation as a poor region throughout history, there has been a new sustained strength in steel, manufacturing and high-tech industries. Both Bari and Brindisi can be visited through economical flights from Puglia , which has helped their economy. This area continues to supply the majority of Italy ’s pasta, fresh fruit, grapevines and wine.
It is currently considered the heart of Italian wine production, where a hot and flat landscape where sea breezes blow and seem to be the perfect environment for grape production in overflowing vineyards. The focus is on quality wine, and the wines in this region have become renowned, are they are successfully competing on the world stage.
June marks an extraordinary wine event Radici Del Sud, a festival founded in 2005. This is considered the most prestigious of International wine events promoting the wines from Southern Italy . The judging includes entries from Apulia , Calabria , Sicily , Basilicata and Campania , which is done by a panel of talented wine experts.
At Radici Del Sud from June 5 through 10 it is all about the fine wines in this Italian region, but also features outstanding local food products prepared by star chefs. The final dinner is a refined gourmet event, with food preparations being done by award winning Puglia chefs. They include Chef Teresa Buongiormo, Gia sotto l’arco, Corovigno/FR; Paolo Barrole, Restaurant Marenna, Saibo Serpeci/AV; Agostino Billotta, l;approdo Restaurant; Sebastiano Lombardi, Vibo Valentia and Chef Tony Lo Coco, Restaurant Cielo del Resort La Sommeta, Ostuni/BR, who present the finest local food products in original preparations for the enjoyment of attendees at the Gala Dinner. For additional information visit: www.radiciwines.com.
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