At its best, good Chianti Classico is joyous, with bright flavors of cherries and flowers tempered by a welcome earthy, dusty bitterness. So why is Chianti so often overlooked? It’s time to reconsider Chianti and the tired tropes that have come to define this wine. Join NYT Wine Critic Eric Asimov and his passion for Chianti. He will guide you through the history and evolution of this straw-covered bottle’s past and take you into its bright future.