Ruffino Prosecco, made off vineyards in the cool, higher elevations of northeast Italy, is the ideal bubbly for 90-degree weekends like this one. It’s dry, crisp-tart, refreshing and great to enjoy solo or with a fresh salad, grilled salmon or chicken. It has lovely lemon, apricot and melon tones, and is light in alcohol — just 11 percent. Ruffino is a large, historic Tuscan producer that sells wines worldwide and has close ties to supplying Europe’s royal households. Prosecco has seen a sharp rise in popularity in the U.S., probably because the best ones are dry and more affordable than Champagne, and lighter in style. Ruffino Prosecco runs $13-$15 in local stores, including Champane’s Wine Cellars, Warren; Village Wine Shop, Grosse Pointe; Kroger; and Spartan.
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