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Phil Masturzo dubs the Montepulciano d'Abruzzo a perfect everyday Italian [Akron Beacon Journal :: BC-WBS-MONTEPULCIANO-DABRUZZO:AK]

I found another everyday Italian. Scusi, Giada De Laurentiis, you are still my favorite Italian. I meant to say I found a gorgeous Montepulciano d'Abruzzo that will elevate your everyday Italian wine drinking to a new level.

At $11.99, Masciarelli delivers rich plump raspberry flavors with an amazingly plush finish. Screw top, baby! I think it's the perfect match for your family pizza or pasta night. I had the wine with an eggplant panini from DeVitis ($5.95). Magnifico. (I would love to see how it pairs with one of Giada's dishes. Hint-hint, if you are reading.)


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