Ah, the smell of Pecorino! And were not talking about the cheese.

Its the name of a white grape grown in and around the Abruzzo region of Italy. The Marramiero Pecorino is a little more complex than your everyday glass of pinot grigio, and very food-friendly. It has beautiful tropical aromas with hints of white peach and Bosc pear. The balance of acidity, minerality and spice make it the perfect companion to my arugula, goat cheese and tomato salad, and the perfection continued to my main course of spaghetti with oil and garlic. The winemaker recommends pasta with white sauces and fish. Enjoy!

Where: Find it at DeVitis Italian Market, West Point Market and Papa Joes Restaurant wine shop. Wine tips/questions? philyourglass@gmail.com.

Phil Masturzo