Tag Archives: Luciano Pignataro

From Ponza to Castellabate: Visiting Some of the Most Beautiful Italian Wineries by Sail, with Garantito IGP

Luciano Pignataro takes us on a delightful cruise to enjoy and discover little known superb South Italian wines from top winemakers, and discover the islands and coasts besides. Come one, Come all! Continue reading

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Pallagrello Bianco, The Wine Loved by the Bourbons: A Report for Garantito IGP

Luciano takes a look at a newly rediscovered Campanian white. Continue reading

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Garantito IGP: Borgo di Gete, The Mysterious Tintore of the Costiera Amalfitana

This time Luciano Pignataro takes the stand. There’s a quiet land between Ravello and Amalfiwhere there are thirteen hamlets but no Commune: It’s called taramonti (between the mountains) because it has no specific name iand can only be reached from … Continue reading

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Garantito Igp: The Johnny Come Latelys’ Fiano di Avellino 2011. Nine Great Wines

This time Luciano Pignataro takes the stand. Hooray for Johnny Come Latelys! After just a year the comment may seem like an exaggeration, but it’s not. Those who hold back in the world of wine respect the grapes, and therefore … Continue reading

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Garantito IGP: Time as an absolute value in wine – A 2006-1952 Taurasi Mastroberardino Vertical

By Luciano Pignataro “There are many different interpretations of Irpinia’s soil and its viticulture, but for us it is important to keep the helm steady, pointed towards the origin from which our story began.” This was the sense of the … Continue reading

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Garantito IGP: Grecomusc’ 2011 Campania IGT

This time Luciano takes the stand. We have already had occasion to speak of this wine on Garantito IGP, to be precise the 2008 Grecomusic in the summer of 2010, when there were three of us running the show. I … Continue reading

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Garantito IGP: Piedirosso or Per ‘e Palummo, A Quick Overview

This time Luciano takes the stand. Light red wines are once again fashionable, not because they are easier, as we thought in the 80s, but because they keep pace with the lightening of Italian cooking that has also taken place … Continue reading

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