Above: Ceri Smith is one of the most dynamic people working in Italian wine today. Our blogmaster will be pouring our Prosecco Colfòndo at her shop Biodivino in San Francisco from 6-8 p.m. tomorrow.
Here’s what Ceri had to say about tomorrow’s tasting in her e-letter:
Tis the season for sparkling wine! We’re continuing our month of bubbles this Wednesday with food and wine historian, Italian translator and rock musician Jeremy Parzen, PhD, who writes the popular Do Bianchi wine blog. He’ll be in the shop Wednesday night sharing his knowledge and presenting a selection of wines from Bele Casel.
Bele Casel was one of the first producers imported to the US making prosecco in the ‘col fondo’ style. Literally ‘with the bottom’, col fondo prosecco is made by leaving the wine with the yeast cells after fermentation, which results in a wine with added complexity and a drier, less overtly fruity flavor. Col fondo strikes a great balance betweeen crisp, refreshing prosecco and richer, fuller Champagne.
As an added bonus, since many of you expressed dismay at not being able to make last Saturday’s rain delayed caviar tasting, Otto Szilyagi will be returning to shop with a selection of caviar this Wednesday as well!
His pick for pairing with prosecco is the white sturgeon, which just happens to be the one sourced from Italy! Otto will show you the best way to enjoy it. Come celebrate with us this Wednesday!