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Learn something new everyday: the aglianico wines of Campania and Basilicata - - featured in an article on nytimes.com

Learn something new everyday: the aglianico wines of Campania and Basilicata - - featured in an article on nytimes.com

Jan 12th, 2005, 05:04 AM
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Learn something new everyday: the aglianico wines of Campania and Basilicata - - featured in an article on nytimes.com

I've always loved that old nonsensical experssion: "you learn something new every day... if you live long enough!"

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/12/dining/12WINE.html

"Rustic No More, Aglianicos Sparkle"

I had never even heard of these wines!

To the credit of this forum, a quick search yields five threads on which there is some mention, from the past year, and going back to 2001.

Best wishes,

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Jan 12th, 2005, 11:43 AM
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ttt for cmt - - but maybe this will not be news!
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Jan 12th, 2005, 12:17 PM
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Thanks for posting that, Rex ... we had our first Aglianico in Sorrento last year and found it an excellent value. Interesting to see that it is becoming better known.
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Jan 12th, 2005, 12:27 PM
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We have had several in DFW for years. Unfortunately, the weak USD makes nearly all Euro wines much more expensive.
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Jan 12th, 2005, 12:30 PM
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cmt says she's sick on the European games thread, so maybe you want to ttt for her in a day or two, rex.
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Jan 12th, 2005, 12:36 PM
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Sorry. I don't want to misrepresent cmt -- she had knee surgery (just looked more closely at the thread).
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Jan 12th, 2005, 02:28 PM
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Today's New York Times is still in its blue plastic bag, so I hadn't read this yet. I did know about these wines, though. A retired wine shop owner had filled me in a little about the Aglianico before I went to Basilicata a few years ago, and I tasted it there.

If you're interested, another group of south Italian wines famous since the time of the Greeks is the wine of the town of Cirò in the province of Crotone in Calabria. (I had several bottles at home, and it was very good a few years ago. But apparently it needs to be drunk fairly young. I forgot all about one bottle, and when I opened it two weeks ago it was diusgusting. Now I'm amusing myself trying to turn bad wine into probably bad vinegar on the kitchen counter.)

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