Massimo Bruno's Italian Supper Club Message Board › Wine Reco from Massimo
East York, ON
Ciao a tutti! This is Massimo suggesting the vino for next thursday:
Of course I would suggest exclusively red wine from Tuscany, there are many from this unknown region ;-), Brunello, Vino Nobile, Supertuscany etc., but most of this wine are usually pretty expensive so I would go for a nice Chianti, which it's not too heavy and it's usually priced better for quality/price. Make sure that the Chianti you're buying it's called Chianti Classico or Chianti Classico Riserva, if it's called just chianti it's usually cheaper because this wine is made from all the left over and mix of different grape, most of the time it doesn't taste great.
A good bottle of chianti will be around 20 to 30 and up, but don't go too crazy since we're all sharing ;-)
Regarding white wine, there aren't many from Tuscany and the most popular it's called Vernaccia di San Gemignano which taste similar to Pinot grigio, it's usually around 15/20.
If you can't find it and you like to drink white wine just pick up a good pinot grigio instead.
It's a sharing experience, so everybody brings a bottle of wine for usually 2 people and everything will be open to the table to share with your new friends!
Hope this helps and have a great day!