Nino Franco Rustico has been one of our favorite sparkling wines since we first sipped a glass in a Boston restaurant many years ago.
One of our favorite wine shops, Bauer Wine and Spirits, features it from time to time among their specials and we always use that opportunity to stock up. A special price plus a case discount makes this wine a terrific value.
Recently, we enjoyed a bottle of Nino Franco in Provincetown and couldn't resist doing a photo shoot with the fantastic light and wonderful backdrops we found at Chandler House.
We bring you these photos today with a message.
Please don't give your clients, business associates, and friends the wines you see in TV ads as holiday gifts. A good wine shop, like Bauer, can recommend a good wine value that you can give with pride. And, it will be one that will please both the occasional sipper and wine aficionado.
If you buy a good wine by the case, you can save even more. Stock up on "just-in-case gifts for the season" and be ready for a party at a moments notice.
This classic sparkler bottle and elegant label will show your good taste from the moment you hand it to a host, pop a cork for a pre-dinner toast, or when a client unwraps your gift. A second round of applause will come with the first taste of this prosecco.
"The golden color and peach nectar scent predict this to be rich, but a potent, nutty savor keeps it balanced. It finishes clean, tight and grippy - a mouthwatering aperitif," is how Bauer Wine describes Nino Franco Rustico.
And, should you find that after the holidays you have a bottle or two left, we assure you this wine is the perfect match for a chair-for-one, on a deck by the ocean.
Or, an evening for two by a fireplace in a mountain cabin or a city apartment.
Always give a wine you will be happy to have in your own wine rack for a special moment.
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Words: Penny & Ed Cherubino
Photography: © 2009-2012 Penny & Ed Cherubino
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