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Feb 28, 2007 01:40 PM

Help with Red Wine!

My girlfriend is no wino or anything; Luna di Luna, is the Italian red wine of choice regardless of what she's eating. Only problem is very few restaurants that I take her to serve Luna di Luna. What is possibly a slightly more commonly carried wine that she might enjoy?

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  1. I assume it is the Cab/Merlot Luna di Luna. If so, your choice may depend on the type of restaurant you are eating at.If you are going to an Italian restaurant, Barbera D'Alba or D'Asti is a common selection and great with any red sauce. Although I am not a Chianti fan, it is a common choice also and many people enjoy it with Italian food. She can also try a straight cab or merlot or try a french Bordeaux, which is a blend of cabs, merlot.

    1. Yes, pretty much if it's red, and it says Luna di Luna, she'll drink it. In fact I'm not even sure why it's her favorite, it just is.

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      1. re: hungry_fox

        Come on, it's marketing and packaging. You can't help but notice those cool pretty opaque red and yellow and purple bottles in the wine store (and usually it's right in front too)

        1. re: Chinon00

          Exactly! We're talking about a $10 bottle of wine, retail.

          For more info:

      2. The Merlot-Cab is a Veneto wine, so other Veneto, Friuli, or Isonzo merlots or cabs might appeal.

        On the other hand, I think Luna di Luna is made for export, so they might not.

        1. Do you have any idea why she likes this stuff? If she'll drink any red at all from this brand, but nothing else, it may not be the wine at all, but rather some kind of brand affinity. Maybe she just likes the bottle. In that case, there may be no substitute for her!

          I've never heard of Luna di Luna. What are some of its characteristics? Is it sweet or dry?

          1. It's definitly more of a dry wine, but not over the top in that aspect, I personally think it tastes sort of bitter, from what I know she drinks it because she's always been drinking it, thats it.