Some of us are fortunate enough to travel to Italy in this lifetime. We stroll through the vineyards, picking juicy Vermentino grapes, and twirl forkfuls of pasta al limone into our mouths with reckless abandon. And some of us are stuck at home watching “The Sopranos” and eating Sbarro. Now, of course, that’s not a […]
Nothing quite compares to the pressurized pop of a thick, porcini-mushroom-shaped cork shooting from a chilled bottle of sparkling wine. But while the sound epitomizes Champagne celebrations and Gatsby-esque opulence, sparkling wine is a broad category, full of affordable alternatives and pairing options beyond caviar crostinis. From where to turn for bubbly bargains, to food […]
It’s been said once, it’s been said a hundred times: Few things transform a gathering into a celebration quite like sparkling wine. But when planning the drinks menu for your holiday gathering, the question arises: Should one serve Champagne? Sparkling cider? Seltzer-spiked cocktails?
What’s bright and bitter and loved all over? It’s the Aperol Spritz, the super Instagrammable, fizzy aperitif that’s popped up everywhere from music festivals to happy hours nationwide. Everyone’s new favorite drink isn’t exactly new, and its exploding popularity isn’t exactly an accident. Aperol was created by the Barbieri brothers in Padua, Italy in 1919.
This article is brought to you by the Prosecco DOC Consortium, the official source of all things Prosecco DOC in the United States and the host of National Prosecco Week. Mimosas are a celebration in a glass. Pairing sweet orange juice with bubbles makes any occasion feel festive. When we put Prosecco into orange juice, we […]
You have probably already heard the stories or seen the pics of Jay-Z and Beyoncé pouring large bottles of Champagne into hot tubs and onto club-goers. The now-iconic Armand de Brignac ”Ace of Spades” Champagne, which is owned by Jay-Z and retails for $300 a bottle, is not your average Wednesday-night, takeout-and-Netflix wine. It’s oversized and symbolizes celebration. […]
This article is brought to you by the Prosecco DOC Consortium, the official source of all things Prosecco DOC in the United States and the host of National Prosecco Week. Aperitivo is like happy hour, if every happy hour were beautifully lit, accompanied by incredible food and drink, and utterly life-affirming. The Italian tradition occurs […]
An Aperol Spritz tastes like summer, whether you’re currently yachting in the Adriatic, or would very much like to be. The Austro-Italian cocktail features a simple, 3-2-1, Prosecco-Aperol-soda water rubric, making it easy-drinking and customizable. It’s popular, too. GQ, Vogue, and this publication have devoted ample word count to the simple pleasures of the spritz.
If the first thing that comes to mind when you hear Prosecco is a raucous, Mimosa-filled brunch, you aren’t alone. For many Americans, value is the name of the game in the large Prosecco category, where many bottles cost $10 to $15 and can be found at the average liquor shop or grocery store.