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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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  • 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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  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth! Suggestions...

  • 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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  • Ian Cauble often has interesting wines at his Somm Select site. Today's ... ... long ago. The wine, a Falanghina blend, is deceptively lovely--seemingly simple yet hitting the spot perfectly with its fresh acidity and nuances of fruit.  Cantine Marisa Cuomo, Furore Bianco Costa d'Amalfi, Campania, Italy 2013 An hour drive south of Naples... Read More

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  • Terredora di Paolo Falanghina Irpinia Italy Red Red Blend 2009


    This is a beautiful wine. Very smooth and easy to drink. Quite a lot of mineral taste matched with fruits like peach. Read More

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