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I get why sparkling wine is often reserved for special occasions. Historically, champagne has been a splurge, worthy only of weddings, milestone birthdays, great news – like job promotions – and overall larger celebrations. It’s sparkly and elegant.
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But, in my opinion, it tastes too good to uncork only here and there. Lately, there’s been a constant presence of sparkling wine in my refrigerator (thank goodness for those nifty bottle tops that preserve the bubbles!) and I adore having a little glass every night. It doesn’t hurt that wine with bubbles is so food-friendly. It is great with a simple cheese board, olives or popcorn, with creamy pastas, seafood, or chicken, and fruit or custard based desserts, too. In addition, long gone are the days when a bottle of bubbly cost an arm and a leg. Sure, French champagne is generally still pricey. But, there are so many substitutions today in the form of Moscato, Prosecco, Cava, and wines literally labeled “sparkling wine”. These alternatives are delicious and affordable.
Not that you need convincing, anyway. From the moment we released our first vintage of sparkling Moscato, our Wine Club Members fell in love with it. Many of you keep a moderate stock on hand for life’s everyday little celebrations, which is exactly what it’s for. Our current 2014 vintage of Moscato has mellow flavors of ripe apricot and nectarine with a light sweetness that makes it perfect on its own for toasting, or with a variety of brunch, lunch, dinner and dessert dishes.
Bubble Tip: Chill your Moscato well and pour glasses at an angle (avoiding a large head of fizz) for maximum effervescence.
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