And, the bubbles we selected for May... (trumpet flourish) ... Franciacorta Brut!
This sparkler, from the Lombardy region of Italy is produced by Quattro Mani. Their self-stated mission is to select Italian winemakers who reflect the essence of the region. They believe in sustainable agriculture and wines that are bottled at the source.
Imported by DSWE, this Franciacorta Brut is predominately Chardonnay with supporting roles by Pinot Bianco and Pinot Nero.
Help us celebrate the arrival of a new month by popping open a bottle of sparkling wine. You don’t need any other reason than it’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
Here’s how we began Our Sparkling Resolution!
And, for someone whose philosophy we support, check out Stephen Meuse’s piece in the Boston Globe, Everyday Sparklers Big on Bubbly Charm.
Keeping your sparkling wine perfectly chilled does not have to mean buckets full of ice and water. This time of year, when we like to enjoy a sip of sparkle on the roof deck, we rely on our trusty champagne chiller wrap to keep the bubbles cool. And, after we pop the cork, we use this champagne bottle stopper to prevent spills and sparkle escape!
Words: Ed Cherubino
Photography: © 2011 Penny Cherubino