Prosecco for Everyday Enjoyment

Prosecco Is The Alternative Sparkler

 

We love Champagne but we know it’s not an everyday drink. There are many great alternatives, especially within the Prosecco Lambrusco categories. We asked our sales staff for reasonably priced sparkler substitutions for their pricey northern neighbors. Sara Sparks, Laura Mooney, Doug Yacka, Marco Castillo, Jazmin Davila, and Chad Colwell offer their choices.

 

Lambrusco “La Grasparossa,” Zanasi – NV

Emilia-Romagna, the home of this Lambrusco, is also the Italian region for saucy, tomato- and oregano-laden dishes. Chunks of salty aged Parmesan are perfectly offset with the refreshing tart-and-sweet fruit favors of a red Lambrusco. Next time you’re enjoying fresh pasta, consider a chilled glass of La Grasparossa from Zanasi. Shrimp scampi would be ideal with the white Pignoletto Frizzante. – SS

Prosecco, Primaterra – NV

Here’s a hidden gem in the world of Prosecco. I love the floral aromatics on the nose and the surprisingly dry, mineral palate. A lovely little wine for parties and celebrations. – LM

Lambrusco dell’Emilia, Denny Bini-Podere Cipolla – NV

If you like your Lambrusco dry, you’ll love this rustic beauty. It’s packed with dark fruit and chewy tannins. It begs for a Margherita pie and some good company. -DY

Prosecco Brut, Scu Dò – NV

I drink Scu Dò on as many occasions as I can: Sunday Brunch, Friday night cocktails, weekdays with fish or maybe fries. Light, dry, and smooth with light citrus fruit, this Prosecco is the perfect company. – MC

Prosecco “Fedéra” Extra Dry, Miotto – NV

There’s something perfect about a cold glass of Prosecco. I love this bottle for its beautiful texture, pure fruit, and light floral notes. It’s hard to think of a food or occasion that wouldn’t pair well with this wine. – CC