Here’s some wine for thought to lift up your spirits on a gray, rainy Monday in Michigan.
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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 — … Continue Reading →
The venerable Moet and Chandon, producer of luxury French Champagnes, is proof a winery can be around for two and a half centuries and still keep adapting, evolving and innovating.
Avissi Prosecco Sparkling Wine Italy, $12-$15: The current “it” bubbly is the affordable, approachable, lighter-style and ever-so-peppy Prosecco, named for the grape that it is made from. This example, imported from the Veneto region of Italy by Trinchero Family Estates in Napa Valley, has Prosecco’s typical 11.5 percent alcohol but it tastes like a fuller-bodied wine. … Continue Reading →
It’s time to put a little sparkle in your life. You know, welcome in the new year with a glass of wine that has lots of tiny bubbles in it. Bubblies run the gamut in flavor, style, production method and origin. They don’t just come from France and California, and Larry Mawby in northern Michigan. … Continue Reading →