At 13.5% alcohol, and scoring 16 points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20, the 2015 Colli di Lapio romano clelia Fiano di Avelino was the perfect wine for a hot day meal.

Fiano is an ancient Roman grape. Grown is southern Italy, it is floral, with good acidity for food. It has a clean long finish and can pair with seafood and white pasta dishes.

Served with a cod dish, and having the Dionysian Society’s print of Dionysus on the label makes it even more enjoyable.

The grape may have come from the early Greek settlers . Most people agree that the best wines for southern Italy come from the province of Avellino. The wine is straw- gold and always perfectly balanced demanding to be poured with dinner. Try some. In Vino Veritas.