A day harvesting grapes with Botrugno…


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Sergio Botrugno kindly invited us to see the grape harvest which takes place every year in September.  His team of workers start hand picking the grapes before dawn and finish at 11:30, we arrived at 8am… The grapes are carefully … Continue reading

Riva dei Tessali Golf Tournament

On 11th August 2013 we at Puglia Shop Online sponsored our first golf tournament in Riva dei Tessali Golf Club at Castellaneta Marina.

Riva dei TessaliOver 70 people took part in the competition with us providing the prizes and a buffet in the evening.


We used the buffet and prizes to showcase wine from Botrugno in Brindisi as well as Centrovignali wine. The food which provided the inspiration for the buffet featured antipasti products from La Cerignola di Una Volta, including the famous “La Bella di Cerignola” olives, peppers stuffed with tuna, artichokes and much more.

Preparazioni Buffet

BuffetBuffet 2We would lke to thank the golf club and everybody who works there for helping us make it a special day and we hope that all those who took part, and who were lucky enough to win a hamper had a great time.

Vinitaly – Verona 2013

This was our first visit to Vinitaly in Verona and what must be one of, if not the, biggest wine exhibitions in the world! It was long and hard work… Our mission was to meet new suppliers of quality wine and obviously this did involve tasting the range of wines they had on offer…

Vinitaly is truely a huge show with wines from all over Italy and also abroad. We were mainly focused on wines from Puglia and were able to see some of our existing suppliers including Cantine Due Palme, Botrugno and Colli della Murgia. We are also happy to announce that we met new suppliers from different parts of Puglia including Tenuta Giustini from Pulsano and Centovitigni from San Michele di Bari.

However, it is not all just wine… we went to pay a visit to our supplier of pasta and had the fortune to meet a family run company from Cerignola who produce truely delicious antipasti. These vary from artichokes, to sun dried tomatoes to peppers filled with tuna. This was one of the finds of the show and thier gift packs represent a great treat!