Paul Caputo


Notes, ideas and stories from a fine wine cellar


  1. Buying Guide: 10 of the best Aglianico del Vulture

    Aglianico del Vulture is one of the most distinctive wines in Italy and yet gets very little attention on international markets. It's Nebbiolo like character has consistently drawn comparisons and while those in Piedmont refer to it as the Barolo of the South, those in the Vulture area are quite…


  2. Buying Guide: 10 Macedonian wines not to miss

    The Republic of Macedonia continues to pick up new enthusiasts and lovers of the country's intriguing wines. Some of the attraction can be put down to the fact that Macedonia is a largely undiscovered wine territory. Yet there is more than just novelty value going on here; a modest range…


  3. Interview: Ramón González of Viña Ruda talks about wine making in Castile la Mancha

    You are a boutique, low production winery operating in a region known for bulk wine. Does this make things easier for you to stand out? Not everything can be had in this life. The exceptional conditions of our production area and our vineyards enable us to create outstanding wines. In…


  4. Niederösterreich Zweigelt 'Sandstein' 2013 by R & A Pfaffl

    Fresh cherry on the nose, overtaken by notes of wet earth and violets. The palate shimmers with frisky acidity and layers of sour cherry and raspberry; it achieves both freshness and supple savouriness which ensures an intense satisfying finish. 88 points…

    on Tasting Notes, Zweigelt, Niederösterreich Qualitätswein, R & A Pfaffl

  5. R. Macedonia 'Stobi Cuvee' 2014 by Stobi Winery

    Expressive nose of ripe tropical fruit with banana and melon most prominent. The palate gives way to juicy, ripe peach before tertiary aromas of floral perfume permeate the senses. Attractive acidity, well balanced and an admirably enticing finish of succulent stone fruit. 86 points Alcohol: 12% Appellation: Tikves WGO Producer:…

    on Tasting Notes, Tikveš, Wine of Macedonia, Stobi Winery, Rkaciteli, Zupljanka

  6. R. of Macedonia Rose 2014 by Stobi Winery

    Light pink colour, the nose beams with crushed strawberry and ripe stone fruit. Crisp acidity and summer berry fruit are given a touch of structure by the powerful Vranec variety, making this a fun, flavoursome and food friendly rose that finishes with a kiss of candied cherry. 86 points…

    on Tasting Notes, Tikveš, Wine of Macedonia, Vranec, Stobi Winery

  7. Wine Map: DOC and DOCG Wine Map of Le Marche

    Le Marche Wine Map: 1) Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Riserva DOCG, 2) Conero Riserva DOCG, 3) Offida DOCG, 4) Vernaccia di Serrapetrona DOCG, 5) Verdicchio di Matelica Riserva DOCG, 6) Bianchello del Metauro DOC, 7) Colli Maceratesi DOC, 8) Colli Pesaresi DOC, 9) Esino DOC, 10) Falerio DOC, 11) I…


  8. Wine Map: DOC and DOCG Wine Map of Lazio

    Lazio Wine Map: 1) Cannellino di Frascati DOCG, 2) Cesanese del Piglio DOCG, 3) Frascati Superiore DOCG, 4) Aleatico di Gradoli DOC, 5) Aprilia DOC, 6) Atina DOC, 7) Bianco Capena DOC, 8) Castelli Romani DOC, 9) Cervetri DOC, 10) Cesanese di Affile DOC, 11) Cesanese di Olevano Romano DOC,…

    on Wine Maps

  9. Langhe DOC Nebbiolo 'Roccabella' 2012 by Eugenio Bocchino

    Typical ruby red colour with flashes of garnet. The nose is clean and abundant in floral fragrance, violet in particular, with proud aromas of liquorice and bitter cherry. Although dry and dusty on the palate, distinctive morello cherry and rose petal accompany the rustic elegance of fine but carefully polished…

    on Tasting Notes, Piedmont, Nebbiolo, Langhe DOC, Eugenio Bocchino

  10. Wine Map: DOC and DOCG Wine Map of Friuli-Venezia Giulia

    Friuli-Venezia Giulia Wine Map: 1) Colli Orientali del Friuli Picolit DOCG, 2) Lison DOCG, 3) Ramandolo DOCG, 4) Rosazzo DOCG, 5) Carso DOCG 6) Collio Gorizano DOC, 7) Friuli Annia DOC, 8) Friuli Aquileia DOC, 9) Friuli Colli Orientali DOC, 10) Friuli Grave DOC, 11) Friuli Isonzo DOC, 12) Friuli…

    on Wine Maps