Is it boring to write about parkling wine during the week before New Year’s Eve?  I would argue emphatically NO (mostly because I drink sparkling wine as often as possible- even on a random Tuesday night in October).

What could be better than a glass of French bubbly?  In the opinion of this Italian Wine Geek, a glass of Italian bubbly!

 (President Clinton enjoying a glass of Ca’ del Bosco)


The world of Italian bubbles is wide and deep.  From simple, refreshing Prosecco to
deeply elegant, fine-bubbled Franciacorta, Italy offers one of the largest ranges of style, price point and flavor profiles in the sparkling wine department.

Jeff Porter, former director of wine for Osteria Mozza in Los Angeles (currently Wine Director for Del Posto in New York) does an amazing job of condensing this boundless world of Italian bubbles in this YumSugarTV special.  Find yourself something Italian to toast 2012… Salute!


About The Author

I love all things Italian: the beautiful country of Italia, the Italians themselves, the language, the food… and above all, I love Italian wine. The people I meet in my charmed life are fascinating, the wines are extraordinary. I needed a special place like this to write about them, and to remember them.

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2 Responses

  1. Come Due Maiali

    I am a huge fan of Franciacorta! In Roman enotecas they are so ubiquitous and relatively inexpensive, – you could get a top-notch Franciacorta for 5-8 euros btg (Gatti, Uberti, Majolini). I also love Sicilian sparklers (Etna Brut) from Scammacco, Murgo, etc.

  2. Maltestelurry

    Hello! Just want to say thank you for this interesting article! =) Peace, Joy.


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