A complex Tuscan red such as the 2005 Morazzano Re provides the ideal complement to traditional Tuscan specialties as well as all kinds of beef, lamb, and game. Stuffed Quail, served with braised vegetables, porcini mushrooms, and a hint of truffle, offers a winning accompaniment to Re. Grilled Venison Backstrap, double marinated, wrapped in bacon, and grilled over a charcoal fire with sprigs of fresh herbs, offers another noteworthy accompaniment to Re, one that will please even those who have never before enjoyed venison. Veal and Mushroom Ravioli and traditional Italian bean dishes such as Maccu (featuring a variety of beans, split peas, and chestnuts) provide tasty pairings, too. Yet, Ossobuco may constitute the ultimate crowd pleasing companion to Re. It appeals to most tastes, can be prepared in a variety of ways, and one can choose between beef or lamb shanks to suit personal preference or to cater to guests. A plate of semi-hard and soft, un-crusted cheeses from around the world also provide an ideal way to finish a bottle of 2005 Morazzano Re, should you be disciplined enough to have more than a thimble full remaining in your glass. Provolone, Gouda, Munster, and Port Salut are just a few superb cheeses worthy of Michele Barbiero’s Re Rosso, but many other gourmet cheeses will perform equally well. Buon Appetito!