Nothing gets the party started like the sound of a cork popping but only a lucky few have budgets that can support Champagne for every occasion! When you want the festive drama of Champagne without breaking the bank, Prosecco is a delicious option. Italy's most famous sparkling wine, Prosecco is made from the Glera grape and pairs beautifully with more casual celebrations. From weekend brunch to pool parties, here are two Prosecco suggestions that will get your party popping.
Tommasi Prosecco Tenuta Filodora DOC ($18)
This is not your average Prosecco. Produced from 100% Glera grapes that are grown on one small estate, Tommasi Tenuta Filodora Prosecco is a beautifully crafted wine that I wouldn't hesitate to serve at a dressy summer luncheon. Elegant and crisp, its fine bubbles glide across the palate and refreshes it with lively flavors of citrus and white peach with a subtle hint of vanilla bean and almond on the finish.
Astoria Prosecco DOC Treviso ($13.99)
The bottle inspired by Venice's famous Murano glass is quite flashy but Astoria Prosecco DOC Treviso has an appealingly classic flavor. Produced from Glera grapes grown on the hills of the Astoria estate, this sparkling wine is extra dry and crisp with subtle flavors of pear and green apple - a refreshing apéritif on a steamy day. Astoria was named Prosecco Winery of the Year at the 2015 New York International Wine Competition.