But, for me, turning 25 is my way of saying "buh-bye" to my adolescent beveraging behaviors. Call me a wine snob, but being nearly 3 years out of college, its time I parlay my personal attributes alongside those of my wine (e.g. a bit more established, a bit more mature, a bit more refined and mostly better with age!)
So to pre-celebrate growing another year wiser, my friends and I had a triple birthday gathering last night. While many retraced their college Andre Champagne drinking tendencies, I spoiled myself with a mini bottle of Moet and a full bottle of Le Borgate Cide Prosecco from Italy... it's no wonder its 11pm and my head is still pounding. Nonetheless, I wanted to share the scoop on this delicious prosecco with you because I honestly think I enjoyed it more than the White Star quality.
Made in the region of Veneto, Prosecco is Italy's answer to refreshing, well-made sparkling wine at a reasonable price. Particularly, my experience with the Le Borgate Cide was delightful. The pale yellow color mimicked into a light, delicate flavour. The hints of green apple and white peaches were crisp and left for a smooth, clean, dry finish. The fine bubbles and fragrant bouquet were not at all overpowering, but rather refreshing. For just $19.95/bottle you'll feel as lavish as the taste it leaves in your mouth. I picked this bottle up at Candelight Wines in NYC, but haven't been able to locate online. Check with http://www.palmbayimports.com/ to see if they can order for you if you are unsuccessful in locating it at your local wine store.