Holiday Reds From Italy

This Christmas share the love of delicious red wine from Italy. These three red wines are hand picked by my wine enthusiast sister, who has done her fare share of wine testing-safe to say she knows her stuff! These wines were tested with Christmas fare to ensure the pairings are up to snuff! 

As always we have found three great wines at incredible price points. All the wines chosen are under 20$, so you can enjoy them without the expensive wine guilt. 

*Disclaimer: These wines were purchased in the province of Quebec and therefore the wines may be more or less expensive if purchased in another province/country or state. 

I Blazi Nero d’Avola Bio Sicillia 2018 - $16.20

This Sicilian gem will keep you warm during the cold winter nights. It is made from 100% Nero d’Avola grapes that will bring a mouthful of bold black fruit and cherries, jams and a hint of spice. Pair this with your meatiest recipes; grilled or baked, even your favourite hearty vegetarian dish! Your loved ones will be a fan of this bold choice

Carpineto Chianti Classico - $19.95

The co-founders have been making elegant wines from the rolling Tuscan hills since 1967. This one in particular brings a mouthful of cherries, berries and floral notes. It is well-balanced and comes with a slight woody flavour due to the combination of ageing in steel tanks and Slovenian oak barrels. This Classic Chianti will pair deliciously well with grilled meats & heavier dishes. It will be warmly welcomed at any door this holiday season.


San Valentino Scabi 2018 - $18.00

San Valentino Scabi is brought to you straight from Emilia-Romagna, made from 100% Sangiovese grapes and is organically made – with a name like that, how could we not love it? It is medium bodied that has pops of red fruits, peppery spices, and burst of freshness that will surely be a hit around any table this season. It has all the charming feels and is a great pairing with classic Italian fare and really anything that has tomatoes as an ingredient.


Let us know what you think! Tag @butterandotherdrugs when you try this wine next!

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