Sip some Bardolino wine by the shore of Lake Garda
Bardolino is a light, fruity pinkish red wine made in the Tre Venezie region of northeastern Italy from a variety of local grapes. It may have a bitter final taste that is not unpleasant. Suggested food pairings include Asiago Cheese and Pasta Puttanesca, a delicious pasta including Anchovies, Capers, Olives, and Tomatoes.
While you can often get a bottle of Bardolino for well under $10 don't expect very much. The best producer is Guerrieri Rizzardi. Their Chiaretto (sparkling version) goes for about $18 and is fruity and spicy. In that price range another good choice is the Lenotti "Le Olle" DOCG Bardolino Superiore Classico which tastes of stone and rocks, a slight hint of raisin and tastes of dried plums, black fruit, thyme, and oregano. For a real treat try the intensely fruity Guerrieri Rizzardi Bardolino Superiore DOCG which runs about $25-$30, when you can find it. By the way, Maria Rizzardi is a Countess but I wouldn't let that stop me from enjoying her family's wines.