A few months ago, Bon Appetit magazine listed their 10 favorite whites and 10 favorite reds under $10, and Econo Boy and I were excited to see that one of our own favorites made the list: the Di Majo Norante Sangiovese.
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This was the first wine we ever bought by the case -- at $8 a bottle for a wine this good, we couldn't pass it up, and we've since gone back for another full case!
Sangiovese is a light Italian red and, in our opinion, is best with food. It's fine when you sip it by itself, but something about the combination of Sangiovese and chicken parmesan, or Sangiovese and pork tenderloin, or heck, Sangiovese with mac and cheese, that really makes this wine special. This is a perfect pick for a dinner party where your guests enjoy wine but won't want it to overpower the food.