Roscato Rosso Dolce
Roscato Rosso Dolce From Lombardy, Italy- An irresistible, delicately sweet, gently fizzy red wine from the northern Italian region of Lombardy. Makes a wonderful aperitif and is also incredibly food-friendly.
Champagne and the best sparkling wines share the unique quality of making any occasion special – and of making special occasions that much more magical. The pop of a cork has traditionally signaled the start of a celebration, after all.
Yet the great secret of Champagne and other sparkling wines is that they are good all the time. There’s no need to wait for New Year’s Eve to enjoy a sparkling wine, when affordable and delicious bubblies are increasingly produced in all of the world’s great winemaking regions. Dry sparklers, with their zesty, palate-cleansing acidity, are marvelous food wines. So it’s easy to incorporate fun sparkling wines into your happy hour, or a casual brunch or dinner. Sweeter sparkling wines keep the party going through dessert. The setting doesn’t have to be fancy: The Italians, who know a few things about food and wine, like to pair their sparkling Prosecco with potato chips.
Champagne and other sparkling wines vary in style and quality depending on where they are made (and by whom). The greatest factor is whether the wine is, in fact, Champagne. All Champagne is sparkling wine, but only the sparkling wine made in the Champagne region of France is really Champagne. According to “The Oxford Companion to Wine,” less than one-twelfth of the sparkling wine produced around the world is actual Champagne.
The rest, when it’s produced in the United States and Australia, is dubbed “sparkling wine”; in Spain, it’s Cava; in Italy, it’s Prosecco, Asti and other bubblies; and in France, outside Champagne, it’s Crémant.