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Campania

Campania is worlds away, both geographically and culturally, from such "glamour" regions as, say, Piedmont. It is a warm region, and an arid one, surrounding Naples. The Romans considered the area to be their "local" vineyard, and it was here that the greatest wine of Roman times, Falernian, was produced. Although the wines of Campania continued to enjoy a good deal of prestige through several hundred years, by the late twentieth century, no less an authority than Burton Anderson would describe the wine scene here as one of "mediocrity that still shows only feeble signs of recovery."   More