8 Lesser-Known Italian Reds You Should Be Drinking

To explore the full boot, start with these newly reviewed wines, which are all $20 or less and hail from eight different regions

8 Lesser-Known Italian Reds You Should Be Drinking
Donnachiara has been a quality leader in the southern region of Campania since the winery was founded in 2005. (Courtesy of Donnachiara)
Oct 3, 2019

If you were on Family Feud and the topic on the board was Italian red wines, none of these picks would be wise choices. They come from eight different regions, and while they're not as well-known as Chianti and the like, these high-quality, $20-or-less reds are well worth seeking out.

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