Here’s a simple, delicious country wine from the Nebbiolo grape (which, in its most noble form, makes Barolo and Barbaresco). Ruby in color, it jumps with bright, lively fruit. Perfect for spring and summer’s lighter menus, and always a great match with a platter of salumeria: Think prosciutto, coppa, salami.
Price: About $12.
Style: Bright and lively.
Food it goes with: Salami and prosciutto, rustic soups and pastas, grilled and roasted meats.
Where you find it: Conejo Wine and Provision in Thousand Oaks, (805) 496-1324; Du Vin in West Hollywood, (310) 855-1161; and Woodland Hills Wine Co. in Woodland Hills, (818) 222-1111.
--S. Irene Virbila