Barolo: A dry, ruby-red, full-bodied wine with a smooth, velvety taste. It is produced in Piedmont.
Barbera: A delicate dry or semi-sweet wine whose bouquet improves with age. Also produced in Piedmont.
Bardolino: A clear, light, ruddy wine, with a pleasingly dry taste. It should be drank while still young. Made in Venetia.
Valpolicella: An excellent, deep ruby-colored wine with a delicate bouquet and mellow taste. Wonderful with any kind of meat dish. A Venetian wine.
Chianti: Probably the best known of Italian reds, this Tuscan wine has a slightly prickly taste when young which disappears as the wine ages.
Brolio: Very much like Chianti, it is grown in the same neighborhood in Tuscany. Like chianti, also, it improves with age.
Ciro di Cababria: A deep, ruby-red wine which should be allowed to mature to develope its full flavor.
Faro: A Sicilian wine of a bright ruby color with an excellent bouquet and flavor.