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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A Great Buy Prosecco

                      Prosecco countryside on the 2010 Tour to Venice & Friuli

We use Zonin Prosecco (an Italian sparkling wine made in the hills outside of Venice) in aperitifs that call for sparkling wine.  One of our favorite aperitifs is the Aperol Spritz (discussed earlier this BLOG).  The bright  color of this drink alone should stimulate your appetite, but it’s the taste that will completely seduce you.

Prosecco is a varietal wine made from the Prosecco grape which is native to the Venice region.  Zonin is produced by Italy's largest privately held wine company.  This sparkler is dry and fruity so its a perfect mix for pre-dinner cocktails.

Zonin can be purchased at Trader Joe’s for the bargain price of $6.99.  Again, this Prosecco goes perfectly when mixed with other things.  If, however, you’re serving a just a glass of Prosecco to wine savvy friends, then I would choose another brand (like Le Colture—this Prosecco is outrageously good).  That being said, Zonin mixed with Aperol would certainly delight any oenophile.

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