Not that I’ve tried every glass pour in the area, but Vaccaro’s Trattoria has to have one of the best in town. Try the Amicone rosso from Veneto. It’s a wine made from the same three grapes as Amarone (Corvina, Rondinella, and Molinara), which are dried on straw mats. Unlike traditional Amarone, Amicone is only aged three years instead of five. Wine distributor Maria Kvale describes the wine as an “infant Amarone.”

Vaccaro’s has my kind of happy hour: $7 glass pours and appetizers all day until 6 p.m. I had a glass with the filet crostini and a second time with the calamari. The deep, rich fruit from the wine sent me above the clouds. Vaccaro also suggested red meat, red sauces and duck breast. “And don’t be afraid of chocolate, too.” You can also purchase the wine by the bottle at West Point Market and Regency Wines at $15.99.

The Place: Vaccaro’s Trattoria

Where: 1000 Ghent Road, Bath

Why you should go: Great food and wine pairings.

Info: www.vactrat.com

— Phil Masturzo