“Zardetto was one of the first Prosecco producers to enter the U.S. market, so it's more widely available than most. A good choice for a mimosa because its creamy texture and bright flavors of orange, peaches and spices will be right at home with the freshly squeezed juices. Consider the Zardetto Brut Private Cuvee too for a few dollars less, a great basic Prosecco.”
“For under $15, you can drink a great red from the Veneto. Allegrini’s “Palazzo della Torre” has also been a favorite of mine for its depth and complexity. The fruit is ripe and vibrant, accented with sweet spices, licorice, chocolate and tobacco. Pay attention to how this Valpolicella develops in the glass, opening up and showing new layers over an evening.”
Recommended - Scents of green almonds and pear marked by a salty mineral note. The palate is juicy but not too rich, the pear flavors giving way to a slightly grassy flavor that finishes with a mild, piquant bitter almond.