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Buying wine

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Buying wine

We like to buy local wine to drink on our balcony some evenings.Could anyone advise on the best place to buy? Also,what is a reasonable price to pay for good quality? Bought a bottle for about six euros two years ago in Rome and it was awful. Some actual label names would be invaluable. Thanks.

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1. Re: Buying wine

We prefer white wine.

Greco Di Tufo San Gregorio is gorgeous.

Santa Margherita Pinot too.

Maybe not Campania region but widely available in Sorrento!

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Count me in too for just about anything from 'Feudi di San Gregorio' - who feature in this:

epicurean.com/articles/wine-of-the-gods.html

Website http://www.feudi.it/en/

Look for the names of local varieties in this leaflet on regional specialities....

bb-napoli.com/english/specialities-guide.pdf

In no particular order, Mastroberardino, Feudi di San Gregorio, Terredora and Casa D'Ambra are usually a cut above the others (with ranges that go up to the fairly pricey!) ... but with smaller growers the 'who's best' can change from one harvest to another.

After years of repeatedly shopping for the same wine at Sainsbury's, Majestic etc, it came as a surprise to realise one had to test a few to find out the pick of the season.... a job that's about to start again as the white 2012s are generally released this month!

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We like red and rose wine, where would be good to get nice bottle , and any recommendations please?

Thank you.

Edited: 22 March 2013, 08:42
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Can't promise they'll be available in Sorrento, but just one or two for which I've pictures handy:

Rosato (our lunch-time favourite in warm weather!) - from Ischia

www.pbase.com/isolaverde/image/143098819

- and Sicily

www.pbase.com/isolaverde/image/123022251

Bianco - from Amalfi

www.pbase.com/isolaverde/image/133945790

For a treat, a white with more 'body' than most of the light 'summer' wines - so perhaps closer to English tastes - Cutizzi from Feudi di San Gregorio....

http://www.feudi.it/en/wines/cutizzi/

....whose lovely rich "Rubrato" is about our limit as far as prices for reds go:

http://www.feudi.it/en/wines/rubrato/

Unless you've a taste for them (and we haven't!), perhaps avoid the slightly sparkling reds that are very popular in the area? In looking for a source for "Rosso frizzante naturale" - the words you should find on their label - I came across these, some of which may be of some interest?

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.. with this a nice summary of the Regione...

http://www.wine-searcher.com/regions-campania

... and, here on TA...

tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g187782-i162-k29…

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thank you so much for the info., just exactly what I need.

Edited: 22 March 2013, 18:36
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Thanks very much! Looking forward to the sampling now!

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7. Re: Buying wine

Best to go to supermercato Pollio. You can get great wine for €4.... Much cheaper than the wine shops on the Corso

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The supermercato is the place to go..Reds from the Aglianico grape are generally pretty nifty..

Wear your corkscrew out ..

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9. Re: Buying wine

I am also a big fan of the Feudi di San Gregorio wines. Last summer, I also visited a winery on the Amalfi Coast, Tenuta San Francesco (in Tramonti) which had a wonderful red wine called "E'ISS" and a great white called "Per Eva". I am not certain of the distribution, but I know that you can get Per Eva in the U.S., so I would think that a good wine shop should carry these.

By the way, is your name really ElizaBennet? Just love that.

AnnMV

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We found some very nice reds at a little corner store on Via Accademia where it changes its name to Via San Nicola (next to a great eatery - Inn Buffalito). This little market had a variety of inexpensive wines at the end of the meat counter. I can't remember the exact name but is is close to "Lacrime di Cristo" (tears of Christ). We got sliced meats, some cheese, a small loaf of bread, a little bottle of olive oil, some olives and a bottle of wine and went back to the terrace overlooking the Bay of Naples. It doesn't get much better!