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tasting falanghina LIWFAs is so often the way in my chaotic life I ordered a bunch of Italian wines, duly sampled and wrote the tasting notes, lost the notes, found them again and then forgot all about them. I put it down to old age myself…
The wines were made by Gerardo Vernazzaro, an Italian from Naples. The wines mostly made from Falanghina, a white variety that I thought delicious and as charming as Gerardo himself. And how do I know he is charming? I’ve met him!

As myself, CookSister and The Wine Sleuth, scurried around the London International Wine Fair, I spied the distinctively packaged wines on a stand… and there he was Gerardo Vernazzaro himself. He took us through his range, several listed by Naked Wines. A the conclusion Denise the Wine Sleuth took a little video, cooksister holding the camera. I hate to steel her thunder (she does after all still owe me a tenner) but while they were videoing, I too recorded the encounter on my new camera. The video is totally unedited (hey, I was amazed the video came out at all!) but should work.

The wine they are tasting is the Falaghina Strione 2007 listed by Naked Wines (the only UK stockist) for £11.99.



2 Comments »

  1. Ah, yes – that was such a fun interlude! Gerardo was perfectly charming and his snacks were still the best! I reckon I have a new career as a camerawoman ahead of me ;-)

  2. I most certainly enjoyed my friend Gerry’s wines! And yes, I think that Jeanne has a career ahead of her as a camerawoman. :)

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