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Neopolitan Pizza, World Heritage & Aglianico




And don't think you are giving up tradition during the holidays!
Pizza is all about tradition and it's about to be official!

The Embassy of Italy in Washington DC, honoring "Italian Cuisine in the World,"

showed the world premiere of the documentary

"La Pizza, il cuore di Napoli" presented by director Luca Verdone.
The screening was, of course, followed by a pizza tasting.

Pizza is a Neapolitan celebration that boasts a tradition dating back
to the first half of the 18th century. Today, it is the most popular food found on any table around the world. The documentary tells the evolution of the pizza both from the historical and the gastronomic point of view and reveals the secrets of the ancient Neapolitan cuisine that made pizza stand out as the tastiest and the cheapest food globally, popular with all. 
The reasons for this success belong only to the culture of Naples,
to its philosophy and to its "way of life." Food and philosophy of life
identify each other in producing a singular combination, says sociologist Domenico De Masi and psychotherapist Massimo Ammaniti explain.

Last year Italy chose Neapolitan pizza
as its candidate for protection under
UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list.

There's Your Tradition!


Naples is located in the Compagna Wine Region
which is home to the hearty varietal Aglianico.
Serve tradition with tradition!

     While Piedmont and Tuscany may be the most famous wine regions in Italy, Campagna, the region that includes Naples, Capri and Pompeii, is a most impressive producer of high quality wines. Only now gaining recognition outside of the region and beyond Italy, the star of Campagna REDS is Aglianico, a grape thought to have been brought to the region by the Greeks when Campagna was part of Magna Grecia some 2500 years ago.
     Generally speaking, Aglianico presents aromas of dreid figs and sun tanned leather with a palate of bringing the "leather" forward and adding white pepper, black fruits and cured meats.
      This wine, Fontanavecchia Aglianico del Taburno, is intense with an elegant structure. Dark ruby ​in the glass. The nose reveals aromas of black berries, graphite, weeds, spices and dark brown tabacco. The palate is full, deep, complex and balanced, fine tannins and a long finish. 

    White pizza? Want to go lighter? FontanaVecchia also offers a Rose
made from their most extraordinary Aglianico grapes! Believe it!

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