Roberto Negri Rigoletto Lambrusco
Almost no one in America drinks Lambrusco, the slightly fizzy Italian red wine. I’m too young to remember why, but apparently it’s long been best known for being cloying, mass-market crap that enjoyed popularity in the 1970s.
There’s a modest revival in the “real” stuff, however, and I think it’s a great drink. This bottle was completely dry and tasted almost savory—black olives and whatnot. It’s weird and awesome. Cost about $15.