Saturday, May 15, 2010

I Vini dei Vulcani--Some like it hot

HOT—Naples was really hot Friday afternoon. Fitting for a wine tasting entitled ‘I Vini dei Vulcani’ Wines of the Volcanoes. A perfect position, on the terrace of Palazzo Reale in downtown Naples. Here tables with white tablecloths were waiting. Ice buckets full of Falanghina, Lacrimya di Cristo, white and rosè, spumante, Piedirosso and Aglianico all sat patiently waiting to be chosen by their AIS sommelier and poured into my glass. I tried a few wines that I hadn’t tried before…sticking with whites and rosès. Ischia, Campi Flegrei and the Vesuvius area were the stars of the show. They performed well…

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