Olivetus Taste of Puglia

Best flavours from the South of Italy...

When food meets emotions...from the land of sun we selected for you the most delicate and genuine flavours...enter to discover them!

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First Olivetus Wine and Olive Oil Degustation

Save the date as the first open Olivetus degustation is coming this week!  

When: Thursday, June 6th 2013
Time: 17:00 - 21:00
WhereSchiller Art Gallery in Rue Van Moer 12, 1000 Brussels

Schiller Art Gallery

Schiller Art Gallery

In this beautiful venue, we will present you with the story of Olivetus, tell you where the products we offer come from and why we have chosen them. We would love to share with you the passion that has been accompanying us since the first day of this amazing adventure. 


Everyone is invited to join us. Find out more about Puglia, taste our products and see what suits you best!  You will be able to buy small quantities of the products on the spot or order them for later. 



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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: