Tired of the same old familiar varietals like tempranillo and sangiovese? For something truly exotic, expand your horizons to include zweigelt, a red variety from Austria. In previous vintages, I wasn't impressed, but Zantho's 2010 is a winner. It's a light, fruity style of red — kind of like a cross between a pinot noir and a Gamay from Beaujolais. This wine offers vibrant black cherry and wild berry flavors with hints of black pepper and earth. Though the wine isn't weighty, the finish is long. You could serve this wine with a slight chill on it. (If you see the 2009, wait for the 2010.)

From: Burgenland, Austria

Price: $14

Serve with: Tuna steaks, cold cuts, schnitzel