Primitivo di Gioia del Colle: Palio delle Botti il 27 Agosto

Primitivo di Gioia del Colle: Palio delle Botti il 27 Agosto

Il 27 agosto a Gioia del Colle dalle ore 17:00, la prima sagra del Primitivo di Gioia del Colle.
Ciascuna cantina dell’area del Primitivo, ha messo a disposizione una botte in legno dipinta da artisti locali; queste verranno ‘messe in moto’ da alcuni atleti, attraversando il caratteristico centro storico, tra chianche e pietra locale. Terminata la premiazione della botte vincitrice, potrete degustare i vini delle cantine che hanno partecipato al Palio e passare una piacevole serata. Il programma include spettacoli per i bambini, musica, falconeria, mercatini artigianali, gastronomia, mostre fotografiche tra città vecchia e Castello Svevo.

Pietregiovani: wine tasting Minutolo Bio in Acquaviva

Pietregiovani: wine tasting Minutolo Bio in Acquaviva

Such a long time we didn’t take part to a tasting in the vineyards. We finally had it, in Acquaviva, the home land of Primitivo di Gioia del Colle, thanks to this event set up by a group of Pugliese Sommeliers, named Apulia Wine Tours.
Getting up to 440 metres upon the sea level, where the guys led us, through the olive and cherries trees (the local Cherry type is Ferrovia: this will be a next story!), we meet Fabio, the vigneron. Fabio is from Bari, is a chartered Accountant who lived many years in Milan. Back in 2009, he decided to buy this 5-hectares property, “to help my homeland to develop” in producing great wines, he said. Here, he turned the former cherry plantation, into a real Bio Organic vineyard. that means minimal treatment to plants, high uncutted grass and usage of helpful insects, to preserve and support the bio diversity-
And we realized that was truely Biological, while we were tasting Pietregiovani wines, and were approached by thousands of small mosquitoes!
13584963_300370063639110_756757301343119874_o.jpgThe Minutolo 2015 has been a revelation: not completely cristal-clear, but presenting some particles; smelling some pleasant aromas, but overall: a semi-sparkling taste, and such a beatiful Mineral sensation, at palate. I will definitely suggest it. It well matched with vegan finger food, as some canapèes handmade by the guys for today.
13580491_300369993639117_8630171392519221843_o.jpgIt was such a pleasure to share nice wines, with other foodies and passionate persons, in a real Pugliese vineyard. I wish the Apulia Wine group to organize further events, because as someone said: “nothing better than a good company and a good wine to enjoy the Life”. Salute



[photo credits to the participants and FB group Apulia Wine Tours]

Easter in Puglia: thousands things to do with Green Puglia on Pasqua

taranto predoni Next weeekend we are going to celebrate the Catholic Easter, followed by the Holy Monday. These days are lively celebrated in Puglia, due to the pagan myths of passing from Winter to Spring. Therefore, Puglia hosts the most characteristique rallies of the “Holy Week”: the Passion of Jesus. We would suggest you to get to Taranto, home of the most ancient of these rites. Moreover, we collected for you a series of nice things to do in Green Puglia: bike rides, pic-nic in the woods and outodoor trekkings, around the nicest spost of the Puglia region.

Saturday April, 4th A Literature Walking through monumental Olive trees Ostuni, 5.30pm-8.30pm +39 328 6474719 –

Sunday, April 5th Pasqua gioia del colleIn Italy you get free entry to public Museums and archaeological sites, on each first Sundays of the month. This Easter, Green Puglia suggests you to get to Gioia del Colle, Bari for a lovely tour of its Swabian Castle, erected by Friederich the Second, and to Monte Sannace archeo-area, dating back to the aboriginal populations of Puglia. You can also book a guided tour including aperitivo. +39 080 3491780   Monday, April 6th Pasquetta In Puglia, we usually celebrate it as a friends party, with outdoor lunch if weather is fine. then, to enjoy the sunny and fresh day, you can get to Laterza, Taranto where the local community will play yoga, traditional games, playing with donkeys and natural beverages. laterza pineta pasquetta