The bright fruit and moderately rich texture of a French Chardonnay harmonize magnificently with this Mediterranean dish. Search for a wine with a pungency similar to that of the olives and enough assertiveness to balance with the basil. If artichokes are in season, 2 artichoke hearts, steamed, sliced and sauteed in olive oil, can be added with the olives. The same wine can still be served. Dependable: French Chardonnay. Daring: bright Italian white, such as Soave.