Next 13th June all those involved in wine produced from native grapes of South Italy will meet in Bari

Exhibition of South italian wines


The new 2016 edition of “Radici del Sud – Exhibition of South Italian wines” is taking place from 7th to 113th June 2016 at Una Hotel Regina – Torre a Mare - Bari (

On 8, 9 and 10th June the group made up of wine writers and buyers will join some press-tours and meet the producers at the Una Hotel Regina learning something more about them and their history, starting possible  trade negotiations relying on the BtoB formula. As far the BtoB meetings the six sessions will be addressed to the first 100 wineries.

On the 11th and 12th June the blind tasting is the event where the wines made by native grapes of Puglia, Basilicata, Campania, Calabria and Sicilia are compared. The mission consists of enhancing the South Italian oenology for the safeguard of that cultural heritage that makes agro-food products appreciated. the two groups of wine-writer (italian and foreign) and wine-buyer (italian and foreign) will taste all the samples belonging to the wineries that will take part in Radici del Sud, in order to select those labels that best represent the typicity of the grape they are produced from.

On the 13th of June from 10.00 to 8.00 p.m. at Una Hotel Regina the Exhibition of wines from native grapes will be open to journalists, wine bloggers, wine buyers, restaurant and wine bar owners, sommeliers and wine lovers.

Radici del Sud -the Exhibition of South Italian wines is a multi-event which lasts a number of days, some devoted to the BtoB meetings between foreign buyers or experts and wine producers taking into consideration their affinity from a productive and territorial point of view. Some are instead devoted to the blind tasting sessions of the competition between all South Italian wines, arranged according to the grape they are produced from. The tastings are rigorously blind and are held by two different panels of tasters: one made up of international wine buyers and the other composed of Italian and international wine-writers. This specific arrangement of the juries  allows to view the results in a more immediate way. On the one hand we  have the judgement of those who take into consideration the market trends paying particular attention to the market requirements; on the other hand we rely on the more impartial judgement of the journalists coming from all over the world who can exchange their opinions.


10.00 a.m. 8.00 p.m. Exhibition of South Italian Wines – wine tastings with producers (Producers’ list)

-participants will be required to purchase the tasting kit which includes the glass, the bag containing it  and a notebook (15 Euro)

1.00 – 3.00 p.m. buffet service

7.00- 8.00 p.m. Conference and prize giving ceremony for the wines which will win the 11th edition of the Exhibition of South Italian wines

8.30 p.m. opening of the stands where to taste the competing wines (divided according to the grapes)

9.00 p.m. buffet dinner prepared by renowned chefs coming from South Italy 
(here the list) 

To enter participants will be required to purchase the coupon which includes the tasting of the dishes prepared by the chefs (the scheduled menu) - 20 Euro ( the tasting kit containing  the bag and the glass is not included). Those who will have bought the tasting kit at the Exhibition may use it also during the closing evening.

Tasting kit & dinner coupon: 35 Euro

info and reservations: +39 3383742961

Una Hotel Regina - SP 57 Torre a Mare/Noicattaro - BARI

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