Good Morning Gentle Readers,
I don't eat much pizza, but I do like a little thin crust works now and again. And a little pepperoncini with every bite? Heaven.
The wine is a Bottaro red table wine and it comes in a nice retro-lookin' straw bottle with a long, twisty neck. The closure is cork, as it should be. Otherwise why would God have planted all those cork oak trees in Portugal?
The wine is deep purple in the glass and dry as a bone. It isn't going to knock your socks off, but it is much better than most house wines by the glass, and certainly better than the harsh, straw-bottle plonk that the Italians were shipping over here by the boatload in the days of my vagrant yoot. Best of all, it's about $7.00 American money, which makes it a fifty percenter. I like it, you might like it too.
Bonus: The bottle is cool, stick a candle in it, let the wax drip for weeks on end, and, voila! A hippie candle wine bottle. Yes, we thought these were cool. Laurie Hawkins had some awesome straw bottle candles.
You can buy an empty bottle on Ebay for more than a full bottle cost. Go figure.