Italy's Friuli-Venezia Giulia region is home to innumerable fabulous white wines, but it's not that easy to find one for under $20. Enter the 2013 Scarpetta Frico Bianco ($14), a marvelously refreshing summer quaffer with aromas so fresh and floral that you might just want to smell it. But then you'd be missing out on lemon and green-apple deliciousness and a crisp, vibrant texture and finish. This blend (70 percent friulano, 30 percent chardonnay) is made for seafood of all sorts (delight friends at your next Friday-night fish fry), grilled summer veggies and most any green salad.
Available at Bacchus, Edina Liquors (York Av. and Vernon Av.), Stinson, Perrier (Grand Av.) and North Loop.