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    Moscato Di NotoThis Italian wine was highly regarded by the ancient Romans who called it Pollio. It is made near Siracusa. The Moscato Naturale (minimum 11.5% alcohol) smells intensely of freshly-picked Muscat grapes and this is reflected in the taste. Drink this Italian wine at 8-10°C (46.4-50°F). The Moscato Spumante (minimum 13% alcohol) is a full and sultry sparkling wine of stuporific aromatic strength. Such a wine does not fail to evoke the emotions. Drink this Italian wine at 8-10°C (46.4-50°F).

  • Puglia Italian Wines

    Puglia Wine and Region

    Puglia mapPuglia is one of the largest wine producing regions of Italy. It is found in the extreme south east of Italy, forming the ‘heel’ to the boot shape of Italy. The coastline of Puglia with both the Adriatic and the Ionian Seas is extensive. To the west Puglia borders Campania and Basilicata and to the north with Molise. Puglia’s landscape is entirely different to the bordering regions. There are no mountains, though a couple of high plateau. The climate is distinctly Mediterranean, hence hot and dry. Fortunately wine-growing and making has improved enormously in recent years throughout Puglia and work is well under way to further improve both the quality and individual identity of the local wines.

  • Sicily Wines


    This is a small Italian wine area near Messina, in the north east of the island, that makes good red wine from Nerello, Nocera, and where necessary also Calabrese, Gaglioppo, and Sangiovese grapes. Drinking temperature for this Italian wine is 14-16°C (57.2-60.8°F).


    Moscato di Trani Dolce Italian wineThis is one of many Malvasia wines to be found that are made on the main island and smaller Aeolian islands. This Malvasia originates from the island of Le Lipari that lies off the coast near Messina. This golden yellow Italian wine is very aromatic. It can be made in a number of ways but only using fresh Malvasia grapes with some partially dried Passito grapes for Liquoroso types or even pressed with a small quantity of currants.