With its festive red cap and small, silver-accented rococo label, this packaging is an obvious choice for the Holidays.  Though it’s called “extra dry,” inside the curvy bottle is a dry prosecco that, when opened, wafted out hints of toast several feet away. Pear notes in the aroma were transmitted into the flavors, along with strawberry and green apple skin, too.  There was also nice acidity in this pale tan froth of tiny bubbles.  A medium-bodied wine with flavors that became bigger as it warmed.  Moderately long finish that leaves the mouth fresh with acidity. Drink on its own or plain or lightly salty appetizers.  Highly Recommended, 90 — BSE

WHO: Enza
WHAT: Proseco
WHERE: Treviso, Italy
HOW MUCH: $14 (media sample)

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Becky Sue Epstein

An experienced writer, editor, broadcaster, and consultant in the fields of wine, spirits, food, and travel, Becky Sue's work has appeared in many national and international publications including Intermezzo Magazine, Fine Wine & Liquor, Art & Antiques, Luxury Golf & Travel, Food + Wine, www.wine-pages.com and Wine Spectator. She began her career as a restaurant reviewer for the Los Angeles Times while working in film and television. Epstein is also the author of several books on wine, spirits, and food, including Champagne: A Global History; Brandy: A Global History, and Strong, Sweet and Dry: A Guide to Vermouth, Port, Sherry, Madeira, and Marsala.

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