It's bubbly of the day time!
Americans don't drink enough sparkling wine. If I could have only one type of wine for the rest of my life, it would be bubbly. It goes with any food, it's refreshing and low in alcohol. And it's festive fun.
Rather than write a long list of bubblies I like, I thought I'd string it out a bit by highlighting a bubbly of the day for the next week. (Plus I can hide the fact that I'm out of the country ...)
Here's the first, the best Prosecco I've had this year. It's brought to you by the folks at Paulaner, beer specialists who are dipping their toes in the wine market. So far, so good with this one.
The bottle is stylishly black, so reflective that you can see yours truly snapping the photo.
Vigna Dogarina Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Brut NV ($16)
Most Proseccos are flighty little quaffs, meant to be downed quickly before dinner. This one is worthy of bringing to the table. It smells like lemon-lime soda served in a granite container. On the palate, there's bright lemon-lime with a pleasing mineral scratchiness, like a quick brush with a stone. The finish has some length to it. It's not super complex, but the broad flavors are well-contrasted. It's poised between fun and serious, a good place for a Prosecco to be. 90