ArticleAmarone: A Taste of ValpolicellaWritten by Stephen FranzoiFind out how to replicate the method of making Amarone — the famed red "straw wine" from the Valpolicella zone of Italy's Veneto province made from grapes partially dried on straw mats to concentrate their juice.Already a member? Log InYou'll Also Like Article MEMBERS ONLY Barbera Barbera frequently comes in with high acidity but, with the right winemaking approach, it makes a food-friendly red for people who drink wine every day. Article MEMBERS ONLY Merlot: Noble grape of Bordeaux . . . Merlot is the most common grape variety grown in France with about 280,000 acres.