DIN­ING

Ex­plo­sive flavours orig­i­nat­ing from three Vol­ca­noes in Cam­pa­nia. Hints of flow­ers and an­cient herbs for unique la­bels that make Christ­mas lunch un­for­get­table

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Vol­canic wines. Ex­plo­sive flavours orig­i­nat­ing from three Vol­ca­noes in Cam­pa­nia. The la­bels that make Christ­mas lunch un­for­get­table

Out of the 10 vol­ca­noes in Italy, 3 can be found in and around the ar­eas of Naples: Vesuvius, the Ph­le­grean Fields and Ischia. In ad­di­tion to th­ese, there is also the ex­tinct vol­cano of Roc­ca­mon­fina, in the prov­ince of Caserta. What do they all have in com­mon? They are won­der­ful wine-grow­ing ar­eas, that pro­duce vin­tages hav­ing ‘sa­pid­ity, grit and vigour’. On our trip in dis­cov­ery of ‘vol­canic’ la­bels we will start in Naples and then grad­u­ally move on­wards to­wards the North. On the night of 79 B.C., to their ter­ror, the in­hab­i­tants of Pom­peii and Her­cu­la­neum dis­cov­ered that what they thought was a peace­ful moun­tain area was, in ac­tual fact, a ter­ri­ble vol­cano: the dev­as­tat­ing erup­tion de­stroyed th­ese two beau­ti­ful cities for ever. In fact, dur­ing its his­tory, Vesuvius has taken away and given many things in­clud­ing wine. Thanks to a mi­cro-cli­mate that is favourably in­flu­enced by the sea, to vol­canic

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