2015 is almost here, which means it’s time for New Year’s Eve celebrations! Ringing in another year with a glass of something bubbly is a true tradition, but it’s not just Champagne being brought out for toasts anymore. Did you know that Prosecco actually outsold Champagne last year? Much of its popularity has been attributed to its lightness on both the tongue and wallet, with competitive price points offering a budget-friendly bubbly alternative. Prosecco DOC sent me a couple of bottles from their producers so that I could sample it for myself and see what I thought:
First up was the Astoria Prosecco, which I got a kick out of since I coincidentally happen to live near a town that is also called Astoria! As promised, this had soft bubbles and a light fruit profile. Lovely!
Next was the Villa Sandi Prosecco, which was slightly drier but very easy to drink. One thing I noticed immediately was that Jai enjoyed it – he’s not big on the taste of alcohol and usually doesn’t finish a full drink, but he came back for seconds with the Villa Sandi. In fact, it went down so well that I forgot to take any notes before we finished the bottle! So that in itself should tell you that it’s good. 😉 This was the slight favorite overall since Jai liked it so well, but I really enjoyed both of them.
I would highly recommend picking up a bottle of Prosecco for your New Year’s toast!