ForbesLife – Aug 28, 2019
If you have Champagne dreams on a beer budget, say buongiorno to Prosecco. Chances are you’re already wise to the delights of the sparkling Italian wine, but perhaps not the breadth of quality and styles.
Prosecco, at its heart, is a fresh and fruity wine that earns its bubbles through fermentation in a stainless steel tank (not a bottle, like Champagne). This helps retain its youthful verve. However, the Veneto region has expanded its quality categories giving drinkers the option to trade up.
Here are seven Proseccos to pop open—all under $50.
Nino Franco Rustico Prosecco Superiore ($20)
A lot of wine critics love this bottle from Nino Franco. For less than $20, you get a lively, light-bodied, delicately fizzy Prosecco brimming with beautiful flowers and fruit flavors. This bottle has won several awards at the industry-only Tex-Som event, attended by the wine businesses’ key sommeliers, writers and educators.