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!