Olivetus Taste of Puglia

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Olivetus Wine Academy - 1st Introductory course

Olivetus Wine Academy - a new Olivetus project!

We will organise basic, advanced and very specific courses and tastings to teach you everything you want to know about wine. We will have the opportunity to organise field trips, to visit winemakers and producers, to cooperate during harvesting…and so much more.

To celebrate this new project we are glad to announce the first Olivetus Wine Academy event, which will be our official introductory course. Within this initiative, Olivetus is collaborating with Gustus Apuliae and Alessandro Carrino, an italian certified sommelier from AIS (Associazione Italiana Sommelier) who will be our teacher during this first event.

The objective of this 6 sessions introductroy course is to know the wine and its caracteristics, the basic degustation techniques and how to match food and wine.  The course will be held in French.

Open our program in French (PDF) by clicking HERE.

A few more information on the logistic:

When: every Tuesday night from 7pm to 9pm starting the 22/04/2014
Where: To Be Confirmed
Language(s): French (main language) and English if needed
Wines tasted: 3 different wines per session
Knowledge required: nothing, only passion for wine!
Didactic material: everything needed will be provided 
Number of seats: min 10, max 14 people.

Price: 250€ per person for the entire course.  

For more information or to pre-enroll without engagement please write to:


The course will be started if a minimum of 10 persons is reached. 

Wine Travel Destination 2013: Puglia

Today, I would like to propose an article from a different website: Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

In her post from 8 Jan 2013, "Wine Travel Destination 2013: Puglia, Italy", Monica Larner beautifully described the pearls of Puglia: its magical surroundings, heavenly good food and, as she calls them, prominent wines.

So, in order to invite you to read the whole piece and get convinced, if you still have any doubts, that Puglia is the place to visit, here are some of our favourite parts of Monica's post:

"Flanked by two seas, magical Puglia is a thin peninsula packed tight with the same attributes that attracted us to Italy decades ago: It’s an undiscovered land with an enviable quality of life."
"To say that Puglia has Italy’s best food is no exaggeration. It offers fresh ingredients, whether pulled from the sea or picked from the nearest tree."
"Puglia excels at warm-climate wines made with indigenous grapes. Castel del Monte delivers red wines from Uva di Troia, Bombino Nero and Aglianico. (...) Further south, the Primitivo grape (Primitivo di Manduria) is famously linked genetically to Zinfandel. Local wines show ripe berry nuances, inky concentration and soft tannins. Salice Salentino is planted to Negroamaro (sometimes blended with Malvasia Nera) for hearty reds.(...)"
"This is a land of superstitions, and old-timers warn that poisonous tarantulas will bite humans (mostly young females), forcing them into a frenzied, trance-like dance called tarantella. This mystical affliction continues today with the contemporary pizzica dance and music festivals all summer long, where you can see the dance performed. Young women in flowing skirts swirl and stomp to rhythmic tambourine beats late into the night."

Read more and fall in love with Puglia and its wines: