Butterfly Bar at the Vortex
"...He draws that comparison to make another point, that wine as we know it today originated in Campania (the area which includes Naples and Pompeii) under the Romans more than 21 centuries ago. Notwithstanding the possibility of alternative viewpoints from Greek or Egyptian food historians, the point is that people have been making wine from both the Fiano and Aglianico grapes grown outside Pompeii for more than 2,000 years..."
"...Given the rapid changes in the Texas wine business, this kind of corroboration and validation is not just another marketing gimmick. These quality-based partnerships may be one of our most reliable indicators of where to find our best wines. A dozen favorites from Texas Fine Wine Whites Reds Bending Branch Winery Picpoul Blanc Estate Tannat, Petite Sirah 1840 Brennan Vineyards Viognier, Lily Tempranillo Duchman Family Winery Vermentino Aglianico, Dolcetto Pedernales Cellars Viognier Reserve, Viognier Texas Tempranillo..."
"...Try McPherson’s "La Herencia," ($14). Two other consistent favorites are Becker Vineyards’ Prairie Rotie ($22) and Duchman Aglianico ($20)..."
"...The most delicate and easiest to drink was Terredora di Paolo's Rosænovae ($15), a delightful Italian wine from the Campania area. It's made from the free run juice of the Aglianico grape..."
"...[image-2]Though the Camapnia area is well known for its white wines, they also make magical red called Aglianico and Mastroberardino poured us three different versions, progressively more profound and progressively more expensive. My personal favorite for our hot weather and grilled foods was also the least expensive, the Terredora Di Paola ($14)..."
"...In this book, he sets off to educate his readers about bargain wines that are lesser known. Wines like Txakoli, Aglianico, and Cahors all light his rockets, and all because of supply and demand..."
"...Enter Romanian Georgetta Dane, a talented winemaker with a master's degree in enology. Her hiring makes more sense than you might expect, because just like Grahm, she's used to working with grapes most Americans have never heard of, including Malvasia, Tannat, Aglianico, and Touriga..."