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Congratulations to our friends at Sotto: “best new restaurant” 2011

Congratulations to our friends at Sotto for being named “best new restaurant 2011” by Los Angeles Magazine! We’re proud to be part of your wine program!

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Syrah and Merlot from Salento: taste the wines for what they are and not for the idea behind them…

Who knows why talking about non-indigenous red grapes in Salento prompts comments that generally range from the perplexed to the unflattering, especially when it comes to supporters of enological fundamentalism and their feelings about so-called international grape varieties.? I firmly believe that our future success as Salento producers will come to pass only by continuously […]

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The Miracle of Cantele’s Salice Salentino

“Miracle” is a strong word to use when it comes to describing a wine. But I am confident that it’s warranted in this case! I’m talking about Cantele’s Salice Salentino, a classic blend of the winery’s top Negroamaro blended with smaller amounts of Malvasia Nera, also from its best growing sites. You don’t need me […]

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A new dried-grape Fiano from Cantele…

There are two reasons that led me to choose Fiano for the first chapter in what I hope will be the very long story of a wine called Le Passanti. The first reason is that I like Fiano. I believe that Fiano is a variety perfectly suited to our climate and year after year, I […]

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Negroamaro Rosato: the perfect wine for Thanksgiving?

If you’ve been following along here at the English-language blog, you know that I’m the blog’s “curator,” Do Bianchi aka Jeremy Parzen. For many posts, I translate Paolo Cantele’s posts from his corporate and personal blog. And I’ve also been translating posts from the Cantele Food Blogger Project (a wonderful series of recipes created […]

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