While in southern Italy last fall, a group of Hawaii Slow Foodies stumbled across a wine co-operative in Solopaca, just north of Naples. The co-op was busy collecting and processing truckloads of grapes from the growers in the area. What really caught our eye was the co-op customers who used gas station–style pumps to fill their carboys and twenty-liter jugs with vino Bianco, Coda de Volpe, Barbera and Aglianico. Nice way to cut down the number of bottles to recycle and the trips to the liquor store!
Italians have a different relationship to wine than the rest of us