2010 Scarpetta Barbera del Monferrato (Piedmont, Italy)
We all want to be like Bobby Stuckey when we grow up. He's smart, funny, talks about wine with passion and conviction, owns a ridiculously good restaurant called Frasca... and he makes some damn good wines, too. Scarpetta is a team effort between Bobby and his chef, Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson. The wines are made for food—no, literally: They make the wines specifically with your dinner table in mind... or your party buffet table, filled with salty, delicious snacks. This Barbera is party-pairing-ready: bright, lively, juicy, snappy with tangy red fruits, easy down the hatch and a silly value.
Drink with friends and: Totino's Pizza Rolls
Average retail price: $15