Puglia, the stretch of Italy that fills the heel of the boot-shaped country, offers some of Europe’s most picturesque beaches along its breathtaking coastline on the Adriatic Sea. Meanwhile, its people create compelling yet humble, seafood-centric cuisine, and cultivate lush, powerful wines.
Some of Puglia’s most typical dishes have become synonymous with Italian cooking: Sun-dried tomatoes, focaccia, and orecchiette with broccoli rabe originated here. Its local grapes, most notably Primitivo and Negroamero, make for rustic, full-bodied wines that are lesser known than other Italian varietals, and are thus a true bargain.
And while the region has been gaining popularity in the past few years, the countryside is still relatively unspoiled. No matter where you travel in the area, the rural landscape features endless views of olive groves, many of which have trees that are millennia old. For this reason, Puglia is revered for its delicious olive oil, which is the subject of tastings around the area.
Locations Wine embodies the very spirit of the region’s rich wine culture. Their Italian Red blends grapes from all over Italy, including Negroamaro and Nero d’Avola from the Southern region of Puglia, and features hints of black cherry, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cured meat—which are complemented by sandalwood, vanilla, balsa, evergreen, fig, blueberry jam, soft oak, and sea salt.
After sipping a glass Locations Wine Italian…
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