Plus a local brew that does a standup job standing in for a Czech pilsner
My father used to go ballistic whenever anyone mentioned Mother’s Day. He used to say, “You ignore your mother 364 days a year and then you celebrate her for one day?” Yes, we should celebrate our moms every day of the year, but if you want to make her feel special on May 10, bring her breakfast in bed with some Prosecco.
Bottega Vino dei Poeti does a pink sparkling wine — their brut rosé ($13.45) — from the Veneto region. This wine has a bouquet of red berry fruit with flavours of strawberry and raspberry along with some refreshing citrus acidity. It’s not labelled as a Prosecco since, under the regulations, the bubbly can only be made with white grapes. The principal Prosecco grape is an ancient variety called Glera, which can be blended with up to 15 per cent of other white grapes grown in the region. Prosecco can no longer be blended into a rosé wine, such as a Rosecco, hence no reference to Prosecco on Bottega’s sparkling rosé label.