She did a blind taste test of three risottos, each made with a different red wine. The most expensive was a $70 Barolo, the cheapest was a Charles Shaw cabernet sauvignon Trader Joe's shoppers know as Two-Buck Chuck. Barolo is "made entirely from the nebbiolo grape, is a legendary Italian wine; by law, it must be aged for at least three years to soften its aggressive tannins and to transform it into the smooth aristocrat that fetches top dollar on the international wine market." Not only did the risotto made with Two-Buck Chuck come out on top, but none of the judges had the risotto made with Barolo as their top choice.
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