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Campania Wine Travels: A day in the Italian countryside

Campania Wine Travels


A day in the Italian countryside featuring wines from 

Taurasi, Avellino and Greco di Tufo 


July 25, 2012



     The night before this adventure into the Campania wine regions, I was reading up on some of the DOCG notes on my iPad. I was brushing up on my previous research for a day not knowing what to expect as hired wine tours can sometimes seem amateur, watered down, or just not what you expect. I got to know the core regional wines better from dining the last few days and the last few weeks of reading (thank you Oxford Companion to wine). But I had no idea how they would react to these wine geek Americans poking into their cellars.  Did they speak English? Would they open older vintages?  Would we see the inner passion that fuels all great wine making? The only way to find the answer to those questions would be to sit back, relax and take it all in. And that my friends, is exactly what we did.     


     As we arrived in the lobby the next morning at the wonderful Punta Regina, Gaetano Petrillo met us there and whisked us off to his plush touring van.  The

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