Tonight’s bottle is the 2004 Curran Sangiovese. This is a medium bodied, fruity Italian varietal which grows well in California’s central coast region. The Curran Sangiovese is more full-bodied and rich than its old world Italian counterpart. This is a decidedly food friendly wine, perfect for casual meals and any day that ends in “y”. I like this wine with pizza or pasta or any dish with a good level of acidity. Tonight we have it with kung pao noodles with vegetables and shrimp. An odd match, but it is one that works – the fruit and acid in the wine work beautifully with the exotic Chinese spices. Sangiovese is one of my favorite wines for lunchtime too, as it pairs well with lighter foods. Plus it often has a lower percentage of alcohol – so you CAN have a glass of wine at lunch!