Word of the Week: Falanghina

Falanghina is a white grape that dates back to the 7th century B.C. The grape was incredibly popular among the Romans; however, this grape became less popular overtime and was considered as dull and unflavored. Only recently, the wine has become more popular due to modernization of vineyards and wine making techniques. 

The word Falanghina derives from the Latin word falangae or “the stake used to support grapevines” in English. The grape is cultivated along the coasts of Naples and along southern Italy. Due to the region where the grape is grown, the wine pairs well with seafood dishes or tomato-based dishes. Next time you hold a dinner party, surprise your guests with this less popular wine served along seared scallops or shrimp. Saluti! 


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