Friday, January 3, 2020

Ringing in the New Year with Loved Ones and Prosecco #ItalianFWT

Happy 2020 everyone.  I hope you had a safe and joyful NYE and that the year is starting off lovely for you and yours.

We were fortunate enough to spend our New Year's Eve and the first couple of days of the year in Northern Michigan with our Niece and her family.  We ordered in pizza and played games.  The older kids left to go to parties with friends as Midnight approached.

The Teen and her friend nodded out in front of the television until our shouts of Happy New Year awakened them and they toasted in the New Year with a Sparkling Grape Juice.

I had brought along this bottle of Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore to ring in the New Year.  I did not bring any Champagne flutes so we made do with what we had.

This sparkling wine poured clear, bright, crisp and cold just like the first day of the New Year here in Michigan.  Made of 100% Glera grapes in the hills of Valdobbiadene this wine, like all Prosecco wines, is meant to be enjoyed young.  It is grown in morainic soil which is perfect as the area we were in when enjoying it was also formed during the ice age.

Michigan was once ocean and during the ice age land was formed by the glaciers. When the ice age ended our water was now fresh and potable.  However you can still see remnants of the ocean in our State stone, the Petoskey stone, which is fossilized coral and in the salt mines that used to be in operation.

At a price point of about $20 it was a wonderful wine to ring in 2020.  My friends in the Italian FWT group are going to be meeting up for Twitter Chat tomorrow, January 3, at 11 AM ET to talk about the Italian Wines they introduced to their family and friends at the urging of  Jeff of Food Wine Click.  You can learn more at his invitation post.

I hope you are able to join us for chat tomorrow morning.  We love welcoming and introducing new people into our group.  Here are the topics we will be discussing......


  1. Even if wine is drunk in plastic cups, as long as it's enjoyed with friends, it tastes great! Cheers!

  2. A great way to celebrate new year with Prosecco!

  3. Super way to say bye bye to the old and welcome in the new year!

  4. I love Prosecco!! Great way to welcome 2020!!

  5. A wonderfully joyful way to kick off the new decade! Cheers!

  6. A very nice and festive intro to Italian wines!

  7. Can't ever go wrong with some bubbly, especially on New Years. Cheers!


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