Chianti. Barolo. Brunello. Sangiovese. Pinot Grigio. Wine labels bearing these names are sold around the globe, making their way onto dinner tables and into wine cellars to be savored year after year. Italy rivals France in terms of wine production, and occasionally produces more bottles than the world-famous French regions of Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Champagne. What's different about Italian wines is that they are meant not to be the star of the day, but to complement the food from the region where they are cultivated.