Grilled Shellfish and Vegetables Al Cartoccio Cartoccio means paper in Italian, which refers to the wrapping used to make packets for grilling. Here, foil packets preserve every drop of the complex seafood juices for sopping up with crusty bread.
This luscious blend of grenache, syrah and mourvère is a quintessential southern Rhône reminiscent of the era before so many of the wines turned into fruit bombs. Dry, well structured and absolutely delicious, it conjures up images of log fires and roasted meats. Contrast it with the Ermitage du Pic St.-Loup: same grapes, different places. (Photo: Tony Cenicola/The New York Times)