The other day, I was sitting at home after a typically whacky day at work, trying to decompress, when the nice UPS driver popped by. After I got over my shock and amazement at the fact i was actually HOME at the time, since this is against UPS edict in my world, I was pleasantly surprised to find a “tweet” of Zonin Prosecco waiting for me.
What is a tweet of Prosecco you ask? In this case, is it a 187ml bottle of Zonin Prosecco, packed up by an enterprising creative team at Benson Marketing Group. my happenstance, and happy coincidence, the sender was actually another Thea, which makes this bubbles from Thea to Thea.
Prosecco is one of the Italian sparkling wines, which has grown over 15% in market share since 2009. At $4 for the split, and $15 for the bottle, this is a great alternative to champagne in these budget conscience times.
The Prosecco OG Brut is the palest of straw colored, and is 100% Prosecco. This is one of several Italian sparklers, and is the best selling sparkling wine in Europe. Prosecco is typically off-dry, so it a great brunch wine, aperitif, or anytime treat when you don’t care for the Extra Brut offerings elsewhere. This wine was made in the Charmat method. This is the typical Italian way of making sparking wine, in which the wine undergoes its secondary fermentation in tanks, instead of in the bottle. the resulting sparkling wine is then bottled under pressure.
On the palate, I taste brioche grand marnier french toast, apples, and marzipan, while I smelled apple blossoms and ginger. Considering that this is only $15, my Prosecco snobbery has been broken. Gone are my thoughts of sweet, cheap sparkling wine, and in are my mm mm good tweets! You can follow Zonin at @zoninprosecco.