Over a Glass of Vino- March 11th, 2018
Prosecco v Champagne
As this week comes to the end, there are finally the slightest signs of spring! February, although the shortest month, seemed to drag out as the temperatures dropped and Turin received an unusual about of snow! Luckily, March is here and is bringing some warmer weather.
Today’s glass of Vino: Prosecco
Instead of focusing on one specific bottle, I wanted to talk in more general terms as to what is Prosecco and why it makes any celebration so much better!
So, prosecco is like Italy’s version of Champagne. Before all you fellow wine lovers get defensive, I’m not saying they are same thing. Not at all. However, there are many similarities between the two and they are both categorized as “Spumante”. I like to think of prosecco as the younger, more flirty and fun cousin to Champagne. Prosecco is a dry white sparkling wine, with notes of honeysuckle, green apple, and melon. It is most famously from Veneto, but is also widely produced in Piedmont. In Italy, I have not been to a single birthday party, holiday, or celebration that does not include prosecco. One of my talents is finding an excuse to celebrate—this can be random anniversaries, small accomplishments at work, my husband’s accomplishment, my dog learning a new trick, truly any occasion— so today I’m poppin’ a bottle of bubbly and celebrating the end of winter!
Pairing: My personal favorite dish to pair this with is shrimp pad thai!
Check out this post from the expert herself, Winefolly, to learn the differences between Champagn and Prosecco.
If you haven’t already heard of Winefolly, I highly encourage you to check out her blog. It offers answers to all your wine questions, from the basics to the more advanced knowledge.