Family GatheringCiao Amichi,
So this past weekend some of my family members came from out of town to visit, and as I’m sure you all can relate when relatives come to visit there are just a many highs as there are lows….thank goodness there’s wine as a buffer! …and I buffered PLENTY!
Unlike myself and my lover, my visiting relatives are not wine drinkers (or so they thought) so it gave me a great opportunity to test some of my fruiter wine stash on them. First up was an Arbor Mist White Zinfandel - which I profiled in my last post: Dinner With My Darling. Nextup was sparkling White Wine from the Veneto Region of Italy called Moscato. Moscato is a fool’s gold colored fruity wine with a bouquet of apples, seaweed, and notebook paper. Moscato is a great wine to serve to guest who may not normally drink wine, or are beginner wine drinkers.
The next wine up was a Prosecco (yaee!). For those that know me, I don’t stop for much (except maybe a pair of dangerously low rise Zathan jeans by Diesel, a good Chianti, a Dolce and Gabbana tshirt, or…*sigh* a Prosecco). This particular Prosecco is produced by Mionetto who also produced our lovely aforementioned Moscato. The Mionetto Prosecco has very similar characteristics to the Moscato i.e. a young, drinkable, fruity wine, that tickles your palate and goes down easy. My recommendation for these two wines is to serve it ice cold (…I’m not sure if the wine gods will agree, but it taste oh so good ice cold)!
…. and after 1.5 liters of the Arbor Mist, and another 1.5 liters of combined Moscato and Prosecco I was way past Sinatra, and a few moments from Etta James’s “At Last” if you know what I mean!
…yet my lover opens another bottle and begins to pour. I wish I could remember when it was that I drank (or I could read the chicken scratch in my wine journal but apparently I can’t read intoxi-script). All in all it was a fun evening that little did I know at the time we would duplicate the following evening. I’ll fill you guys in, in my next blog post Family Gathering part Deux, but in the mean time go pick up a Moscato or Prosecco and leave a comment and let me know how you like it (both wines will run you about $12.00 each).