How was harvest 2016? Many people ask, mindful of the heavy rains that have affected some areas of Salento in the second week of September. A few days after completing the operations in the vineyard,  we decided to listen from the voice of Luigi Rubino, the balance of this  troubled vintage. Surprises are right behind the door. "First, it is worth specifying that we cannot use the word troubled for harvest 2016 - says the founder of Tenute Rubino - We had heavy rainfall from September 5 to 10, but until then, the weather conditions...

Happiness is at home in the streets of Ceglie Messapica. Back to the Festival of Games and traditions, organized by the very active boys of Casarmonica, cultural association which since last year has also been involved in the animation of our Womens' harvest. Casarmonica manages more than 150 volunteers who, for the duration of the long weekend (starting today, June 16), will organize the games along the streets of the old town. Their work is essential to allow acrobats, break dancers, parkour and skaters from all over the world to showcase their...

We continue our journey into the colour of the wine by analysing the characteristics of white wines. Refreshing and pleasant, very often white wines enchant the eye through their bright colours, a proof of their vivid acidity. All in all a good presence of acidity and minerality is what every producer aims to in the making of a white wine, whose main purpose is torefresh the palate of the consumer by stimulating salivation. Greenish yellow This colour indicates young wines with strong acidity. Never as in this case the...

In the sensory analysis of wine, one of the most commonly overlooked aspects is the visual examination. Think about it, as soon as a glass of wine is served, people start looking for scents right away, often without even looking at the content of the glass. Instead, visual examination is of fundamental importance for understanding the wine we are facing and provides us with useful indications on the product: • Alcohol content and structure • Winemaking techniques • Grape variety • State of development More than anything else, the visual...

Making wine is an art, you know. More and more people are fascinated by this art, which in this period is in full swing. Being here in the cellar, where everything happens, observing the various stages of winemaking is a privilege of great importance for any winelover. Unloading of grapes, destemming, crushing and fermentation, the operations are various and challenging. Glancing over the pipes that run between a machine and the other one, we are driven by curiosity "as a fly drowning in wine, looking for...

Let’s continue our journey through the sights and good flavours of Puglia. In the last stage we drove across the area North of Bari, now is the turn of the Murgia, the most central part of the region, one of the few hills in a land dominated by plains. Today’s route starts from Castel del Monte, where our previous trip had ended and heads to Gioia del Colle. This land is home to Primitivo grapes, thanks to the work of selection that took place in late 18th century by Don Filippo Francesco Indellicati....

Puglia is actually one of the most desired Italian travel destinations. Sea, gastronomy, hospitality and culture create an irresistible mix, which drives visitors to return and very often to dream of spending the rest of their life in the heel of Italy. As good residents in love with this land, we try to suggest places and traditions to experience first-hand during a holiday in Puglia, with a privileged eye towards wine tourism, our main field of action. The Bari Palese Airport is the main gateway to the region, hence today’s itinerary kicks...

We recently spoke about how to cool down wine quickly. Now, let’s try to understand which is the ideal serving temperature for each wine. Temperature strongly affects the perception of edibles. Cold, in particular, prevents us from clearly evaluating all of their organoleptic characteristics, making them less scented and less tasty. This feeling is evident when we taste ice cream: as soon as we extract it from the freezer, it is way less tasty than when it starts to melt and drawing lines on our cone. Thus, we can say that serving...

The smell that comes out of the kitchen whets the appetite, the table is well laid and guests are coming. Everything is ready for the dinner on the terrace you were waiting for a long time. Now you can finally use your brand new outdoor table, causing once more wonder and admiration among diners. The wine has been carefully selected to best match each course. Everything is going great, when your conscience hits you with a sudden thought: no one put the wine in the fridge. It...

Dear Friends, the temperature is rising and naturally, our diet is changing towards a different style, in order to avoid digesting issues. Thus, let’s shunt the baked pork shin recipe (yes, we know that you were getting rather clever at it) and start to prepare delicious rice salads, cold pasta and light recipes in general. Just like changing the wardrobe from winter to summer, our wine consumption habits must vary accordingly. We would like to give you three easy tips to appreciate wine at its best, even when the temperature is above 30...