Prosecco for Mother’s Day

festa della mamma

There’s a saying in Italian: di mamma ce n’è una sola (there’s only one mother in the world [for everyone]).

My wife (mother to our beautiful little Georgia P and our daughter who will be born later this year) loves Prosecco. My mother (grandmother of seven) loves Prosecco. My mother-in-law (a grandmother of five) loves Prosecco.

I love Prosecco, too. And one of the reasons that I love it so much is because it’s one of my favorite wines to pour for all the wonderful mothers in my life.

Especially when it comes to my mother, who will turn 80 this year, Prosecco is a go-to wine because it’s so gentle on the palate and the digestion.

How many mothers will be poured an oaky, concentrated California Cabernet Sauvignon or Zinfandel this Mother’s Day?

No, no, no… Not at our house. In our homes, Prosecco is the wine we will reach for on Mother’s Day: low in alcohol (usually around 11%), fresh and bright with acidity, it’s a favorite wine for the delicate tastes and tummies of mothers and grandmothers.

And, wow, can you think of a better wine to serve for Mother’s Day brunch? My mother’s favorite brunch food is gravlax. Smoked salmon, bagels, and cream cheese? Topped with salty capers, a slice of red onion and a slice of beef steak tomato? Pass the Prosecco please!

We’ll be drinking Bele Casel at our house: organically farmed, it’s just so wholesome and delicious. And it even goes with breakfast tacos, a specialty of Austin, Texas, where we live.

Happy Mother’s Day, everyone! Buona festa della mamma!

Jeremy Parzen


Author: Bele Casel

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