The dry, earthy, effervescent wines we adore from the five lambrusco appellations in Italy’s Emilia-Romagna and Lombardy regions are nothing like the sweet pink stuff that flooded the American market in the 1970s and ’80s. Our current favorite, Tenuta Pederzana II Grasparossa 2010, has a wild cherry tartness, pleasing tannins, and a hint of white pepper. It’s the perfect match for salumi, fried zucchini, bocconcini, chunky Parmesan, and the other rich bites on an antipasti plate.
In this year's SAVEUR 100, we take stock of our favorite things: recipes, people, places. We consider every last one a new classic.