It’s only natural, of course, that Cantele wines appear on wine lists at restaurants that focus on Italian food and wine. The Cantele family produces a wide range of native Pugliese (Apulian) grape varieties and as the interest in local winemaking and grape growing traditions has grown, so has the demand for wines like the ones Cantele makes (Primitivo, Negroamaro, Verdeca, etc.).
But more and more, we’ve also be seeing that our wines pop up on lists at restaurants and even bars that specialize in great Americana comfort cuisine. It’s a reflection of how the interest in Italian wine has expanded beyond Italian cookery and is now shared by places like Deep Ellum in Boston, Massachusetts.
Primitivo and Negroamaro are such versatile and food-friendly wines: They have all the right stuff to pair with the creative “gastropub” menus that began to appear in America’s larger cities about a decade ago.
Thank you, Deep Ellum, for including Cantele on your list! And thank you for loving Italian (and Pugliese) wines!
Image via the Deep Ellum Facebook.