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Caecubum

Famous wine (Germanized Caecuber) from Roman antiquity. The white wine came from the coast south of Rome in the region Campania, After then customary practice, the vines were raised on trees (poplars). From Pliny the older (23-79) he was in terms of quality before the Falernian (which is otherwise considered the best of the time) and the Surrentinum ranked. The Greek doctor Galen (129-199) has described the Caecubum as "sinewy and gorgeous" (strong). The then marshy area was largely destroyed in the middle of the first century by the construction of a canal between the Bay of Naples and the Tiber, which was planned but never completed under Emperor Nero (37-68) and thus the wine lost its importance. The Greek Athenäos (lived around 200 AD) wrote, "that the Caecubum was no longer in demand" . Today in this area there is a red wine called Cecubo (of the sort abbuoto with synonym Cecubo), which has nothing in common except the name similarity with the Ceacubum. See also below Ancient wines,

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