Tag: VolcanicWines


Lacryma Christi – “Tears of Christ” – is a legendary Vesuvius wine for Lent

For Jim Campanini’s InsideLowell.com podcast on Lacryma Christi, click on the link below:   https://insidelowell.com/podcast/grapefully-yours-wine-show-lacryma-christi/   By Jim Campanini Campania’s Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Bianco is one of my favorite Italian wines, even though I drink it mostly during the 40-day period of Lent observed by Catholics and other Christian faiths. It’s an excellent pairing […]

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Singing the praise of Sannio’s Aglianico and Falanghina wines

Campania’s powerhouse red grape Aglianico is often described as the “Barolo of southern Italy,” prompting winemaker Libero Rillo to take a qualified – and prideful – exception: “We, in Benevento, hear that often and politely  correct it. ‘No’, we say, ‘Barolo is the Aglianico of the North.’ ” Rillo’s point was well taken at a […]

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Palates thunder at ‘Volcanic Wines of Southern Italy’ tasting seminar

Most American wine drinkers are unfamiliar with Falanghina, Coda di Volpe Bianca, Aglianico and Nero D’Avola, but in southern Italy these red and white grapes are revered for their historical and viticultural significance. What also makes these grapes special is their exclusive ability to grow in volcanic, mineral-rich soils. A sip of Falanghina ( FAH-lan-ghee-na) […]