Thoughts on Wine (and beer)
Prosecco: I am a huge fan of prosecco, especially Mionetta. Although very good, I probably wouldn't buy Mionetta Prosecco Organic D.O.C. I found it to be on the sweet side and I prefer the brut.
Red: The Sella & Mosca Tanca Farma 2006 has a big bold spicy flavor that perfectly complemented the balsamic roasted chicken. For those who don't enjoy such a bold wine, the Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico is a very pleasant wine with fruit and a slight peppery sensation. It also stood up well to the balsamic chicken.
White: I must say I was reluctant to serve a white wine with this menu because I was convinced the chicken would overpower a white. I was wrong. The Monti Guidi Del Carmine Pecorino while light and crisp was fruit forward with a slight hint of balsamic. As a result it perfectly complemented the meal.
The beers were pale lagers. We bought them simply to keep with the Italian theme of the evening. We don't know the first thing about beer. Drink what you like.