A little Barolo as we prep the veal saltimbocca! I don’t usually drink Italian reds but Barolo (made from the Nebbiolo grape) is good. Also, very expensive. For my own palate I’d usually buy another red for the price but people do go crazy over them. Medium body for a red, tart cherry, and great with food. Something kind of mysterious about them – “nebbiolo” means fog in Italian, and I think it’s a good word for the complexity of them.
Also, I recommend whacking the crap out of veal. It’s pretty fun.