Subscribe to TravelFoodDrink by Email Winemaking has been around almost as long as people have wandered the earth. Some countries have better wine growing opportunities than others due to soil conditions, temperatures and precipitation; this also varies by region. Puglia, located in Southern Italy is an underestimated region which produces possibly some of the best wine in the world even though it’s northern counterpart of Tuscany is more internationally recognised with their Brunello di Montalcino, Barolo and Barbaresco to name a few.
Lots of sunshine, clay soil and little rain contribute to the marvellous wine grape varieties which hail from the relatively unknown Puglia region. Primitivo, Negro Amaro and Nero di Troia are amongst the fabulous black skinned grape sorts which offer not only fabulous taste, but fantastic value as well!
Pour a glass of wine, and continue reading to learn more about the incredible wines being produced in the Southern Italy Region of Puglia.
One of seven Canary Islands belonging to Spain, located about 125 km off the coast of west Africa, the volcanic island Lanzarote is the most eastern of the seven. Often overlooked, Lanzarote has much to offer in the way of Beaches and Sports as well as it’s unique wine.
Some of the many sports which the island seems perfect for due to comfortable temperatures and little rain include cycling / mountain biking, hiking, golf, windsurfing, and scuba diving.
The stunning first impression of the MediterraneanIsland of Santorini, Greece was the colour contrast of the white washed buildings with blue shutters, domes and accents on the backdrop of the blue sea and the blue sky!
The main source of income of the gorgeous Santorini is tourism; every summer, more than 300,000 tourists, mostly European, flock to the volcanic island to enjoy the pristine volcanic rock beaches, fabulous food and nightlife.
Hailing from Puglia, Italy, come some of the best grapes in the world used for producing amazing wine. Primitivo, Negroamaro and Nero di Troia dominate the heel of Italy’s boot; vineyards are numerous, as are the wine created from the precious fruit. Puglia is the world’s largest wine producer!
Still relatively undiscovered, Puglia (Apulia), Italy, in the heel of the boot, is a fascinating destination. With so much to offer, it is a wonder it still remains comparatively tourist free. Offering Beaches, Pugliese Food, Wine, History and an abundance of quaint towns with friendly people, it is no wonder it is a place I keep going back to!