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Sunday, April 08, 2007

Riondo Prosecco NV

Every now and then I'll jokingly refer to a wine as a "nice little breakfast wine," but the Riondo Prosecco really is. It's a frizzante (semi-sparkling) wine, light, crisp and clean, with hints of fresh apple and toast. Its low alcohol content (10.5 percent, not much more than the IPA reviewed a few posts down) makes it an excellent prelude to Sunday brunch or, in my case today, Eggs Benedict. It would also make a good apéritif before dinner.

Adding to its charm is the fact that it runs about $10 a bottle. At that price, there's no reason not to keep a couple of bottles on hand in the far recesses of the fridge for the next time you want to create a special occasion.
M. Zane Grey, 9:30 AM