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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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  • 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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  • I went on a Falanghina kick when I came back from Europe in 2012; it lasted for about a year.  I'd still drink it but I haven't seen it for the price I was paying at any place I have been shopping lately.  I did find it bitter in a bitter almond way, but only slightly and I liked that part of it.  It was also a little waxy, which was different. ... Read More

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  • RBA, there's too many good wines produced by solid people, don't send ... Italian white made from the Falanghina grape.  Bright, crisp, tastes of lemon peel/lemon drop (but not bitter), nice acidity and a medium finish. Not overly complex but interesting enough to keep your attention, definitely a food wine.A tiny bit of info: Most Falanghina ... Read More

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  • Somewhat different grape but not totally obscure is this really nice dry ... ... Italian white made from the Falanghina grape. Not much on the nose but the palate is lemon peel with a nice touch of salinity, medium acidity and a medium length finish. Overall, a very nice mid-week quaff.wh Read More

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  • Also remember, Mark, that Spanish influence and even territory spread well into ... drinking. I'm having a Falanghina (from the old Kingdom of Naples) with a fresh-sardine, olives, capers and aglio-olio-peperoncino sauced spaghetti for lunch. Read More

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  • DMcker, we are on exactly the same wavelength on this.  I'd divide ... ... calls out Fiano and Falanghina.  Hmm, seems I need to be wearing my tin hat more to prevent him reading my mind.  (Did anyone else notice that he referenced red wine in television shows right after our "The Good Wife" discussion?)&nbs Read More

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  • Okay, I'm providing wine for my family (or I hope so, or I won't have ... wines?  Or a Fiano or Falanghina from Italy, which can regularly come in for $15?  (Reading DMcker's advice after first draft--great minds think alike.) Liveli makes a good Fiano that is pretty widely available. Good sparkling, like a sparkling Chenin from the Loire or a... Read More

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  • David, GregT and Dmcker are two of the most knowledgeable contributors to the ... ... feast.I have had two Falanghina's in my life and, so, again, my opinion is not terribly well-informed.  In fact, I have no opinion, at all, on how well it will match.  However, I do know that it is not particularly easy to find in a retail store.Rieslings, o... Read More

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  • Mark--the lighter, slightly frizzante wines (Vinho Verde or Falanghina) are starters, aperitifs as it were. Riesling is for further into the meal. As are the reds. Obviously we'd need to know the whole menu to be precise. Thus I suggested that old thread I wrote in, as well as others around the site that provide pairings with actual menus. I sta... Read More

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  • You can search past Forum threads for examples of differing wine approaches to ... Vinho Verde from Portugal or Falanghina from southern Italy, and half a good Riesling Kabinett from Germany....&nbs Read More

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