Above: An “everyday” lunch in the Ferraro home, classic spaghetti al pomodoro and Prosecco Colfòndo.
Just stumbled onto your blog from a link on the Bele Casel blog. When I read about your choice of Bele Casel prosecco for your wedding, I immediately thought, “How absolutely perfect!”
My husband and I have been drinking (and of course, enjoying) Bele Casel Prosecco for years. It’s our sparkler of choice for every occasion, and every non-occasion. But what really caught my attention was your description of your visit to Bele Casel. We were in the Veneto this past September and before we left, one of the people who works in our favorite wine shop (Moore Brothers in Wilmington, DE) “opened a door” for me, enabling me to make arrangements with Luca Ferraro for a visit.
I know I don’t have to tell you what an extraordinary family the Ferraros are.
Not only did they give us a tour, but they invited us to stay to have lunch with the entire family. It was during lunch that we had our first taste of Bele Casel’s Prosecco Col Fondo. What a treat that was! After lunch, Luca, Danilo, Paola and Giuliana they drove us to Asolo so we could see their DOCG vineyard. And our timing could not have been better. They had just finished their grape harvest. AND, the day just before our visit, Luca had won the very prestigious “50 Best Italian Wines Super Prize Award for Innovation.”
The thing is this — we’re not wine connoisseurs, we’re not distributors or wholesale buyers of wine — we’re just a 60-something couple that enjoys Bele Casel Prosecco (along with many other wines). Yet, we were treated like family. By the end of our visit, my husband and Danilo were “best buds”, even though they didn’t speak each others’ language. And I can honestly say that our visit with the Ferraro family was the highlight of our 2-week trip to northeastern Italy.
So, circling back to the reason for my message to you, I’m delighted to have discovered other ardent fans of Bele Casel. And I would highly recommend that if you haven’t already tried their Prosecco Col Fondo, you do so soon. It just — I mean as in last week — became available in Delaware, and I intend to serve (and drink) a lot of it over the holidays.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!