What was that "vino rosso"?
March 9, 2008 3:51 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for a red wine like the "house reds" we drank in northern Italy.
posted by Joleta to Food & Drink (22 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I'm not a big wine drinker, but when my husband and I were in Italy (Trieste and Venice) last year, we shared a liter or half-liter of red wine with almost every meal (well, not breakfast!). We just said "vino rosso" and a bottle appeared. We never specified what kind of red wine we wanted, and it was always good. We must have drunk the house red in 20 different restaurants and never got a wine I didn't like. So why can't I find a red wine here in the U.S. that I like? It seemed to me that the wines we drank in Italy were lower in alcoholic content, had no tannin taste, were mild, and generally more "weak" than the reds my husband has been offering me here. I believe they were also served at a colder temperature, and I liked that. Do Mefites have any suggestions for wines to try. I don't want to say price is no object, but I suspect that the wines I'll like will not be terribly expensive.