In this week "History & Territory" section of the Guarini Wine Journey we tell you about a curiosity recently found in our archive, a letter, a medical consultation, sent in 1798 by the most famous doctor of the XVI century, Doctor Domenico Cotugno to Duke Francesco Antonio Guarini in 1798.
Sips of painting / Andrea De Simeis Have you ever observed a painting tasting its colors? It is a unique experience, a total sensorial involvement. We have experienced it, we have associated images and emotions to the character of wine, in occasion of Cantine Aperte in our winery in Scorrano on May 30th 2010. On that occasion all the wine places were animated by the suggestive works of art by Andrea De Simeis of CubiArte.
Pentagrappoli /Natìvo Translating wine into music, tasting it and hearing the sound, besides the flavor and the fragrance. This is what we are telling you about in the third episode of the section I listen to / music &wine of the Guarini Wine Journey. The idea came to Giovanni Guarini, who has always been a music enthusiast, and to his friend and multi – instrumentalist Luca Chiaraluce.
La Piazza a Poggiardo (Le) Poggiardo is a town at about 40 kilometers from Lecce, with many churches, ancient palaces and beautiful squares, like the central one overlooking La Piazza,a small restaurant with a secret garden inside, where to dine in summer, undisputed realm of the chef Stefano Nuzzo and his wife Klejda Dilo, who was born in Tirana and has been in Italy for more than 20 years.
In the section "History & Territory" we are going to tell you an intriguing story, where the protagonist is Father Ignazio Guarini, our ancestor who in 1705 entered the order of the Jesuits, renouncing all his possessions in favor of his brother Carlo Guarini, Duke Of Poggiardo
Ikebana / Maria Domenica Castrì In May 2013, in occasion of Cantine Aperte, the leading event of the Wine Tourism Movement, Maria Domenica Castrì, Master of the Tokyo Sogetsu School, has realized in the Guarini Winery in Scorrano an original demonstration of Ikebana, an ancient floral art from Japan, with the theme of the vine and the wine.
Luca Chiaraluce Translating wine into music, tasting it and hearing the sound, besides the flavor and the fragrance. The idea came to Giovanni Guarini, who has always been a music enthusiast, and to his friend and multi – instrumentalist Luca Chiaraluce, who launched the project “ Pentagrappoli “ in May 27th 2012 in occasion of Cantine Aperte.
Cibus in Ceglie Messapica (Br) In a charming village, a former Messapian stronghold, with an old town full of churches, ancient palaces with coats of arms and balconies, towers and a maze of alleys, suddenly appears Cibus, a place of the taste, which alone is worth the trip.
We carry on with the section "History & Territory" of the Guarini Wine Journey. After having told you about the descent of the Hauteville in Puglia during the Eleventh century and the County of Lecce with Tancred of Hauteville, who founded a new monastery of Benedictine monks in Lecce, in whose constitution act dated 1180 appear the Bishop Pietro Guarino and Accardo, owner of a vineyard granted to the monastery, we move to the age of the family Orsini del Balzo, princes of Taranto, between the end of '300 and the first half of '400.
FAAD / Tavole ad Arte - Art Tables The winery Duca Carlo Guarini housed an unusual setting up last May 29, in a Food and Wine Design key, during Cantine Aperte, the peak event of the Wine Tourism Movement. The places of the wine have welcomed "Tavole ad Arte", art tables, a project promoted by FAAD, a collective that brings together the most interesting productions in the field of Photography, Art, Crafts and Design in Puglia, led by the architect Silvana Inguscio.