Costing under $15, the 2014 Rosso Piceno Superiore from DeAngelis in the Marche Region of Eastern Italy has 13% alcohol and scored a fine 15+ points on the 20-point Dionysian scale.

It was soft and easy to drink with dinner. Red fruits projected in the nose and the tannins were silky. It was made for meals.

Served with a pasta dish loaded with mixed veggies and a loaf of warm Italian bread.

This delightful and easy to drink red wine was made with Montepulciano and Sangiovese grapes. Dionysian Walt Salvadore and I toured the area a few years ago and found all the wines there to be excellent food wines. At seven years old, this wine was perfect, but could easily age another five years. In Vino Veritas.