RADICI DEL SUD 2017: all the news on the competition of wines from native grapes

Exhibition of South italian wines

350 wine samples blind tasted by the two juries made up of journalists and buyers.

The finalists’ names  given on Monday 5th during the Wine Exhibition

A little more than two weeks before Radici del Sud opens its week focused on wines from native grapes and oils produced in Southern Italy.

About 350 samples of wine produced by the participating wineries from Apulia, Basilicata, Campania, Calabria and Sicily will be blind tasted  on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June by the juries composed of journalists and buyers.

The two juries will be divided into four groups led by the two presidents Alfonso Cevola and Daniele Cernilli helped by the journalist Ole Udsen from Denmark   and Bernardo Conticelli. Four enologists of the Assoenologi Association will participate as well as some members of the Vinarius network.

The way the juries have been arranged since last year will allow the results to be read in a more immediate way.  On the one hand we’ll rely on those experts   who base their opinion rather on the markets trends and the wine appeal taking into consideration the consumers’ requests, on the other one the journalists coming from all over the world will give their opinions after  comparing their impressions.

What’s new this year is that on Monday 5th June, during the Wine Exhibition open to the public, they will give the names of the 70 finalists of the competition. These wines will be tasted again from 20th to 30th June by Italian connoisseurs and journalists who will proclaim the best sparkling wine, the white, the red and the rosé one of the 12th edition. 

The awards  of the 70 selected wines and the three best wines will take place on 27th November at Castello di Sannicandro di Bari during Radici Wines Experience when also a wine tour with foreign buyers and journalists is scheduled.



The juries at  Radici del Sud 2017


Gruop 1
1. Daniele Cernilli - Italy / President of the jury
2. Alberto Lupini - Italy
3. Asa K. Johansson - Sweden
4. Enrico Malgi
5. Francesca Ciancio - Italy
6. Giacomo Bertolli - Italy
7. Giampaolo Giacomelli - Italy
8. Michael Pinkus – Canada                                                                                                                   9.Pasquale Pastore-Italy / Oenologist

Group 2

1. Bernardo Conticelli - Italy / President of the jury
2. Giampiero Nadali - Italy
3. József Kosárka - Hungary
4. Katarina Andersson - Sweden
5. Lorenzo Colombo - Italy
6. Mirco Carraretto - Italy
7. Monica Coluccia - Italy 
8. Simon Cassina – United Kingdom 
9. Tibor Vittek - Austria 
10. Massimiliano Apollonio – Italy/ Oenologist


Group 1
1. Alfonso Cevola - USA / President of the jury
2. Anthony D'Anna - Australia 
3. Bo Mao - Guangzhou, China 
4. Carl Camasta - USA 
5. Chun Ching Shih - Taiwan 
6. David E. Sparrow - USA  
7. Helen Wen Lampecht - Canada 
8. Jon Asboe – Denmark
9. Giovanni Aiello – Italy/ Oenologist

Group 2 

  1. Ole Udsen - Denmark / President of the jury
    2. Jung Yong Cho – South Korea
    3. Alessio Fortunato - China / oenologist
    4. Li Dan Cao - Beijing, China 
    5. Lin Bin Yang - Guangzhou, China 
    6. Nuray Ali - Canada 
    7. Qi Gang Chen - Beijing, CHINA 
    8. Terri Burney - Texas, USA 
    9. Yi Zhong - GuiYang, CHINA 



RADICI DEL SUD 2017- The Exhibition of Southern Italian wines and oils in brief

WHERE: Castello Normanno Svevo di Sannicandro di Bari (BA)

WHEN: 30th May – 5th June 2017

PUBLIC OPENING TIMES: Sunday 4th June from 3.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.; Monday 5th June from 10.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.

ENTRY: tasting kit 15 Euro (including the glass, the bag and tasting notebook) to be used in the conclusive evening too. Buffet dinner coupon 20 Euro (it includes the tasting of the dishes prepared by the chefs). Tasting kit + dinner coupon: 35 Euro.

PARKING AREA: available

Children under 18 don’t pay and aren’t allowed to taste.

Media partner: LucianoPignatarowineblog



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