The Wines of Southern Italy

The Wines of Southern Italy

by Liam Carroll


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Want to know more about Italian wines?

Want to impress your friends and family with quirky facts?

Want to discover new, exciting, passionate, innovative and authentic wine makers, from vegan to organic?

With its blazing sunshine, fascinating winemaking history, innumerable native grape varieties and diverse, often volcanic soils, Southern Italy is currently one of the most exciting parts of the world for wine. The Ancient Greeks, called it Oenotria, meaning ‘the land of wine’. Winners of the ancient Olympic Games were often offered wine from Krimisa, the Greek name for Cirò in Calabria.

The collection Colloquial Wines proposes an intimate visit of the greatest wine-making countries in a convivial, accessible and practical pocket book.


  • History
  • How wine is made
  • How to get the most out of wine
  • Storage and serving temperatures
  • Food pairing
  • The regions of Southern Italy
  • 12 wines to discover(red, white, rosé, orange, sparkling, fortified,)
  • and a pinch of quirkiness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781911538158
Publisher: Dux Enterprises Limited
Publication date: 04/17/2019
Series: Colloquial wines , #1
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.22(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction i

History iii

Structure of the book vii


The elements of wine 11

The secrets of success 17

How wine is made

Terroir, grapes, soils, and so on 19

Processing 26

Sweet Wine 33

Sparkling Wine 34

Fortified Wine 35

Getting the best out of wine

Tasting 37

Storage 39

Serving wine 41

Food matching 44

The Regions

Campania 50

Apulia / Puglia 52

Basilicata 53

Calabria 53

Sardinia 57

Pantelleria and other islands 58

The Wines

The wines, Vintage 59


Rosso del Contadino, Cornelissen, 2014 63

Cirò Rosso, Ippolito 1845, Ripe de Falco 66

Planeta Plumbago, 2015 68

Tormaresca Torcicoda, 2015 70

Aglianico, Bisceglia, Gudarrà Riserva 73


Librandi Efeso Bianco 2015 76

Feudi di San Gregorio, Cutizzi Greco di Tufo 78 I Fiori Vermentino, Pala, 2016 81


Zagreo Fiano, Cacciagalli 2015 83


Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio, Vinicola Sannino 85


Asprinio Sparkling Brut, I Borboni 87


Marco de Bartoli, Marsala Superiore, 10 year 90


Glossary 94

Italian wine etiquette 97

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