Category Archive: Culture and Traditions

Review of Puglian Pleasures Wine Tour: By Let’s go to Puglia!

This year I had the pleasure to meet the founders of Let’s go to Puglia and several of their guests as they joined us for our Puglian Pleasures wine tour. This is their… Continue reading

A Sneaky Peek into Puglia: November 2015

‘Olives are ready for harvesting’ was the voice in the air. Tractors of all ages, strange shaped trailers loaded with plastic containers, nets, floor hoovers, etc, were mobilised all over the Puglian countryside.… Continue reading

Cooking Like a Local: Pugliese Style! – All Things Squash

Keeping with tradition and using only fresh local ingredients, this week’s ‘cooking like a local’ makes some great tasty dishes using the humble squash, which in my opinion is under used and under… Continue reading

Olive Oil: It’s in their blood

The once quite Puglian countryside, is now alive with the satisfying sounds of olives dropping to the ground (albeit with a little help!) and the sound of tractors up and down the lanes,… Continue reading

Impromptu Pleasures on an Autumn Evening

The autumn nights draw in early in Puglia, by 5pm it’s already dark which makes it all too easy to stay in by the cosy fire with a glass of red to warm… Continue reading

Festival of San Martino: Chestnuts and Wine

Festivities for San Martino arrived earlier than normal this year in Carovigno, when Articolo 1 pub decided to get the party started on 6th November. The evening kicked off with Folk music and… Continue reading

Wine Travel Destination: Puglia, Italy

This magical wine destination is a thin peninsula packed tight with stunning beauty and surrounded by some of the bluest waters in Europe. Flanked by two seas, magical Puglia is a thin peninsula… Continue reading

Passion for Pasta

We all know how passionate Italians are about pasta and how particular they are about which pasta shape must go with which sauce (I’m sure they’d be horrified to learn that I often… Continue reading

Rezzica di San Vito Dei Normanni

The Dardagna Theatrical Warehouse invites you to discover the ancient traditions of the historial centre of San Vito dei Normanni. The Rezzica annual event is symbolic to San Vito Dei Normanni, with its… Continue reading

Land and Sea Evening Market: Torre Guaceto 9-11 August 2015

This Market is in collaboration with the Slowfood movement which promotes biodiversity and sustainable eating. Encouraging producers and local business to grow, fish and eat locally sourced produce. The market is a meeting… Continue reading