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tasting: italian red wines WRITTEN BY SOPHIE COLLINS

Italian Red: Whenever we think of Italian food — pasta drenched with the finest pomodoro sauce, charcoal-grilled lamb, and even simple salads topped with the best olive oil — there is only one clear wine pairing: Italian red.While there are many different varietals in Italy, Italian red wines generally have flavours that complement the food they are served with. Slightly tannic and high in acidity, they bring out the rustic simplicity of the Italy’s best food. Usually full-bodied, these reds will pair wonderfully with your next Italian meal for two… or ten!

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NIPOZZANO CHIANTI $14.49

Chianti is typically a more tannic red wine than others, which is characteristic of the Italian style. This wine pairs perfectly with easy pastas, anything with tomatoes, and grilled meat. We would also suggest trying it with your favourite hard Italian cheese! A full-bodied wine, this Chianti has undertones of red fruit.

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MASI FRESCARIPA BARDOLINO $18.85

Lighter than a typical Italian red, this wine is fruit forward with blueberry and raspberry immediately hitting the palette. Fabulous with chicken, orzo salads and even heartier fishes, we suggest sipping this on your patio before the cool nights roll in!

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ARGIANO ROSSO TOSCANO $29.99

Rosso Toscano is the Tuscan term for table-wine, a wine that is served every day and is great with most foods. Made with mostly Sangiovese grapes (the most abundant in Tuscany), this Argiano is slightly tannic and spicy, smooth drinking, a deep red colour, and emits a fruity fragrance. It’s almost too easily enjoyed with most Italian foods!

And remember, “in vino veritas,” or as we say in English, “in wine, there is truth.” We hear this is especially true with Italian reds… framework

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Framework Magazine is an online women's publication dedicated to the essential elements of stylish living. From interviews and how-to’s, to...

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Framework Magazine is an online women's publication dedicated to the essential elements of stylish living. From interviews and how-to’s, to...

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