Do you hear what I hear? The twist and pop of a well chilled Prosecco bottle! Bubbly is undeniably a fan favorite to be enjoyed among all occasions. A popular Italian sparkling wine, Prosecco is made in the Valdobbiadene region in Veneto, Italy from the Glera grape. It can also be produced in other parts of Italy such as Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Unlike Champagne, Prosecco DOC is more affordable with a retail value between $12-$20, leaving room in the budget for charcuterie and cheese! In true Italian fashion, a glass of Prosecco is meant to be enjoyed as an apertif to open up your appetite before a meal. Prosecco pairs beautifully with a range of antipasti selections.
Impress your guests with your sparkling wine opening skills! First, chill down the Prosecco by either placing in the fridge for a few hours or in an ice bucket for at least an hour. Short on time? Add water to the ice bucket - this speeds up the chilling process. Once the bottle feels chilled down, be sure to wipe off the water to avoid potential slippage. Remove the top foil, untwist the cage (5-6 turns), with one hand hold the bottom of the bottle and the other hand holds onto the top (cage still intact). The trick is to keep the bottle on a 45 degree angle and to twist from the bottom of the bottle! Do this slowly and with control. The goal is to hear a subtle ‘hiss’ sound once the top comes off. #expertlevel
All good things begin with a glass of vino.
I currently hold a Level 2 Intermediate Certificate from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust.