Drink this: Ruffino Prosecco

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 →

Weekend Wine: Avissi Prosecco

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 →