Valpolicella is the name of a very important wine growing region in Italy, near Venice that lends its name to a famous red wine. This popular red wine, second in popularity to Chianti, is actually comprised of three primary grapes, Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara, although other grapes can make up to 15% of the wine. Valoplicella, pronoundced, vahl-poe-lee-CHELL-ah, are typically light, very fragrant and fruity. For those of you Amarone fans, Amarone is essentially Valpolicella, but with higher alcohol, due to the grapes being left longer to accumulate sugar.
With regards to food pairings, Valpolicella, goes well with grilled or roasted chicken, tomato sauce based pasta, pizza, risotto with gorgonzola and mushrooms or grilled pork sausage