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Falanghina, also called Falanghina Greco, is a variety of wine grape, Vitis vinifera, used for white wines. It is an ancient grape variety which may have provided a basis for the classical Falernian wine, and has considerable character. It is cultivated on the coast of Campania north of Naples, and frequently consumed in southern Italy along with seafood. The name for the wine appears to derive from the Latin falangae, or stakes for supporting the grapes in a vineyard.

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  • Keeping with the summery peaches theme, you could always go with a Bellini, ... pitcher half to 2/3 full of Falanghina topped off with peeled peach halves. Let it sit covered either in the fridge or in a bucket of ice for a few hours, and you're in busines Read More

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  • D--They are impressive, those Chianina.  The Chiangus are interesting, ... Just buy some Italian white. Falanghina from Italy is like $15 and our winemakers still haven't gotten the hang of it.  (What's Loureiro doing in that anyway Read More

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  • "Cotton candy and Melon nose, creamy with vibrant acidity and sensation of ... ... the bush and just have a Falanghina from Campania. They definitely do them better there. Lack of cotton candy is just the beginning. Fox, wouldn't want to meet a bull Chianina in a dark alley at night. No wonder their porterhouses are so huge. Read More

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  • Being a fan of Jolie-Laide and being that we have been drinking a lot of whites ... 2015 - $18 35% Cortese, 34% Falanghina & 31% Loureiro. I see at least 189 Scrabble points in there somewhere. 18 bottles remain         Super-duper limited in quantity, friends, so with pain in my heart I must say First-Come, First-Served. Wines are in the shop ... Read More

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  • Not to mention words to live by...I also find Italian whites a little bitter, ... WineMine and K&L.  Falanghina and Fiano are available more widely than most, Liveli is a bit brand for Fiano from Puglia and a go-to on my list.I tried that Sonoma-Loeb on your recommendation and it was "not among the best wines I've ever had" but I absolutely fi... Read More

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  • NG, anything that is drinkable at that price is a deal.  But these days ... can score whites from Fiano, Falanghina and a host of native white grapes for not a ton.GregT, thanks for the info on Gypsy.  Sadly, a lot of TJ wines are just Wine Group or Bronco junk these days.  There's certainly a place for the blenders and negociants at the table... Read More

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  • Dunc, we've heard that in Blighty you have to boil the vegetables for much ... Loire whites of any sort, falanghina, fiano... DVogler should be drinking more whites, and so should I. Ciguatera sounds horrible.  Remind me to steer clear of big reef fish. I always thought grunion runs were just and excuse to get a girl out at night in So Cal, bu... Read More

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  • Viaggiatorre di Puglia Puglia 2013


    wonderful ancient variety demonstrating a pleasant and distinct taste that is quite surprising. hope to try more of this variety. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • Kinda got caught up in realworld stuff. So after a bit of a ... refreshing whites (likely falanghina).The fifth picture is of one of the many dirt roads into and through the Marche. Interestingly, a lot of pergola trellising there. I'm afraid I was more interested on a couple of trips into those dirt-road mazes in both winding out some highly t... Read More

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  • Look for some Greco di Tufo, another white from Campania, as counterpoint.Falanghina, especially more effervescent versions, makes a kick-ass sangria variation with peeled halves of ripe peaches immersed in a jug of it. Great summer lunchtime drink. After having it so many places in Campania that way I came back and tried it also with apricots, ... Read More

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  • Greetings, falanghina lovers! As a former resident of Campania [Licola for five years and Pozzuoli for eight years], I have a few bits of advice regarding this wine. First, there are many levels, as the grape is grown in backyards as well as vineyards. We've had a lot of home-grown falanghina, and some of it was okay. But consider these pro...

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