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The region of Campania with its capital city of Naples is situated along the south western coast of Italy, or the “shin” of the boot. The name is derived from the Latin phrase Campania Felix, meaning fertile land. It’s one of the oldest regions, dating back to the Greeks, who first cultivated locally indigenous grapes somewhere around the 8th century BC. The Etruscans took over around the 6th century BC, then the land was absorbed into the Roman Empire in 4th century BC. It was here that the Romans began cultivating what became the cult wine of the era, Falernum (probably out of Aglianico and Falanghina grapes). The region saw many landlords after that over the centuries from the Visigoths, Lombards, Byzantines, Normans, Spaniards, Austrians and French, before finally becoming part of the Italian unification beginning in the late 19th century. 
 
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  • Greco

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  • Aglianico

    History of the grape: There is documented proof of the existence of Aglianico in Basilicata, Italy as far back as the...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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  • Russo Taurasi - Cantine

    Cantine Russo it's an Italian family winery located in Taurasi (AV), the area of the famous Aglia...

  • Mariso Cuomo

    Situated in the Campanian province of Salerno, Costa d’Amalfi operates three DOC subzones—Furo...

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  • Puglia is southern Italy, every bit as much so as Campania, and even more rustic since no emperors wanted villas there, nor republics to be founded there, nor overseas kingdoms to conquer there, compared to the Tyrrehnian side of the peninsula. Lots of pirates in the old days, and many areas are bleak, poor and blasted. Very interesting cuisine,... Read More

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  • Vesevo Aglianico Beneventano 2010

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Growing up fishing from boats off the coast of Santa ... certain Italian whites from Campania and Trentino, or back in France from Savoie or Isere. Not sure about a Jura chard, but worth a try. Certainly NZ SB's would kill the food. Perhaps South African chenins or SBs. Anyway, nothing loud and blowsy.Keep up the adventure log regarding fish ac... Read More

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  • If you want to do Nebbiolo at a price, Ghemme (Cantalupo is my go to) is safe ... ... is certainly not like Campania, Puglia, Calabria, Basilicata.  I'm pretty sure the Northern secessionists would be willing to take Tuscany along with them, but according to the Padania movement, it's not part of Padania.For statistical purposes, Italy's cens... Read More

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  • Working on a construction site up in the middle of former rice paddies north of ... ... the pasta.The white from Campania really hit the spot, and was a very good wine that I'd normally do some lingering over. Almost no buzz from the whole bottle because I was so parched, and had been doing a lot of physical activity in 100 degree Fahrenheit we... Read More

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  • They've had vitis vinifera in Japan for 1200+ years, thanks to the Silk ... ... giveaway, I thought. The Campania shot is of Furore. Four of the Italians (not Marche), and the California Ridge shot I've posted here before, so I thought more people would get them. Plus I'd imagined the valley and that mountain across it to the northeast would b... Read More

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  • Kinda got caught up in realworld stuff. So after a bit of a ... Barolos.Picture four is in Campania above the Amalfi cost and those are very refreshing whites (likely falanghina).The fifth picture is of one of the many dirt roads into and through the Marche. Interestingly, a lot of pergola trellising there. I'm afraid I was more interested on a... Read More

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  • Mastroberardino Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Bianco 2013

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    Extremely fragrant and floral aromas of peach, dried apricot, fig leaf, poppy seed and lemon creme. Elegant in the mouth, with notes of warm butter and lemon creme, toasted almond and a touch of marzipan. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Azienda Agricola Montevetrano Red Blend Colli di Salerno IGT Montevetrano 2001

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    Just opened a 2001 and was surprised at how young it was on first taste. But it quickly opened up, and I would say it is near peak, maybe another ear or two. Read More

    Wine review by ReiToei


  • Look for some Greco di Tufo, another white from Campania, as counterpoint.Falanghina, especially more effervescent versions, makes a kick-ass sangria variation with peeled halves of ripe peaches immersed in a jug of it. Great summer lunchtime drink. After having it so many places in Campania that way I came back and tried it also with apricots, ... Read More

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